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Mark Sansom Joins Ginetta Racing Drivers Club Grid

29th January 2019 • Simon Paice

Mark Sansom will contest the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club in 2019 as part of Assetto Motorsport’s driver development programme.

Sansom is a City lawyer based in Hertfordshre who has been making a gradual entry into motorsport for several years, undertaking driver training with Porsche at Silverstone and Lotus at Hethel before opting to make his on-track debut with Ginetta.

The 43 year old enjoyed an exploratory Ginetta Racing Drivers Club race weekend at Brands Hatch last August, showing strong progression around the world-famous Grand Prix circuit, and he is now looking forward to his first full season of race action.

Mark Sansom: “The great thing about racing Ginetta’s is the championship ladder it gives you. I’m hoping to be in the mix in GRDC this year, treating it as a learning experience, before progressing to the G40 Cup next season. After that, I’d love to move up again to GT5 or perhaps a G55 GT4, but let’s not get carried away just yet!”

“I met Jim Edwards of Assetto Motorsport when I raced at Brands Hatch last season. Despite having his own drivers to manage, he took the time to give me some top tips and the team had a great atmosphere. I knew then that they’d be the right team for me.”

Sansom is Assetto Motorsport’s first confirmed driver to compete in one-make Ginetta competition this season. The Lincolnshire based outfit are eager to build upon a successful 2018 campaign in which they won the Ginetta G40 Cup title with Tom Golding.

Jim Edwards, team manager: "Mark has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is quite clearly very determined to improve and be successful in the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club. He’ll fit into the Assetto Motorsport team extremely well."

The Ginetta Racing Drivers Club (GRDC) is an all-inclusive package designed for drivers who are brand new to the sport, with every driver having the same level of track experience. The GRDC offers track days, ARDS tests, a sprint challenge and eight close, competitive races.