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Jimmy Thomson Back For Second Season In Ginetta G40 Cup

19th February 2019 • Simon Paice

Ginetta G40 Cup podium finisher Jimmy Thomson will enter the championship for a second year this season with W2R Motorsport.

The 29 year old from Ilkley in Yorkshire made his car-racing bow in the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club in 2017, before linking up with W2R Motorsport last season as he progressed up the Ginetta motorsport ladder to make his debut in the G40 Cup.

Thomson, who races with the support of his family business Guyson International Ltd, showed great pace and progression over the course of the campaign, securing regular top ten finishes and a standout breakthrough podium finish at Snetterton.

Jimmy Thomson: “It feels like it’s been a long off-season this year and I’m looking forward to getting back on track. W2R Motorsport did a great job of looking after me last year, really helped me focus and improve, and they’re a great bunch of guys to work with. After getting my first podium at Snetterton last year, I’d love to get hold of another trophy this year.”

W2R Motorsport are one of the most decorated teams in entry-level Ginetta competition, with five class and overall championships under their belt, and they starred in the 2018 Ginetta G40 Cup with two drivers in the top three of the championship standings. 

Ben Hyland: “We’re delighted to have Jimmy racing with W2R Motorsport again this season. He showed everyone in 2018 the great promise he has behind the wheel and we’re confident he’s only going to get better this year.

“Jimmy certainly has all the attributes as a driver that you need to succeed and with a bit more luck on his side than he had last season, there’s no doubt in my mind that he can build on the podium finish he had at Snetterton and become a regular contender for silverware.”

The Ginetta G40 Cup is an ideal platform for drivers who have recently discarded their ‘novice’ plates to learn the ropes in a packed grid full of drivers of similar ability and experience. Popular with graduates from the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club (GRDC), the series races in support of British GT.