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Will Martin Stays With Richardson Racing For Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship

28th December 2018 • Simon Paice

Will Martin and Richardson Racing will be back on the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship grid in 2019.

The Sussex based driver started his Ginetta journey with an impressive display in the 2018 Scholarship contest as he reached the final day of competition. Martin went on to sign up for his car-racing debut this year, initially competing as a privateer entrant.

Linking up with Richardson Racing for the final four meetings of the year, Martin ended the campaign with a handful of top ten finishes under his belt and he heads into the 2019 season hoping to challenge for overall silverware with the Northamptonshire team.

Will Martin: “I’m very proud to be re-joining Richardson Racing for my second year in the Ginetta Junior Championship. I feel that I learned a lot during my time with the team in 2018 and we were able to make good progress together, which puts me in a strong position going into 2019.

“I feel very humble to be returning to the series again and I fully intend to make the most of the opportunity that I have. I believe the team and I work perfectly together, and I’m confident that we will be able to achieve some great results together during the year ahead.”

Richardson Racing enjoyed a successful 2018 campaign in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship with eight race wins amongst 21 podium finishes and second place in the Teams’ Championship, with Martin their first confirmed driver for a planned multi-car entry in 2019.

Gwyn Richardson, team principal: “We’re really pleased to be able to welcome Will onboard for a full season in 2019. He showed a lot of promise in 2018 and settled in well with the team when he joined us for the final four rounds.

“Even in a relatively short space of time, we saw a lot of improvement in him as a driver. With a year of experience under his belt, we’re confident about what Will can achieve on track, and are sure he can soon be challenging for silverware towards the sharp end of the grid.”

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship is the UK’s longest running and most prestigious Junior series, offering the first step on the motorsport ladder for 14-17 year old racing drivers as they compete on the support bill for the British Touring Car Championship.