The Essex-based squad returns to the Juniors for the first time since 2017 with the son of their team boss Paul McNeilly behind the wheel. Liam, who turns 14 in April, will make his circuit racing debut with a strong background in UK and European karting.
McNeilly competed last year in the FIA World and European Championships in the OKJ category and also played a starring role in both the IAME X30 European and Benelux Championships, securing a couple of podium finishes in the latter.
Liam McNeilly: “I’m thrilled to be stepping up from karting into the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship. My first time in the car was a bit of an eye-opener, but the team have been patient with me as I’ve got to grips with the way it drives and I’m excited to race it.
“Not turning 14 for another month means I was supposed to miss the first two rounds, but with the UK motorsport season having now been pushed back to a May start at the earliest, I’ll now start on a more equal footing with everyone else. I haven’t set any hard targets for this year beyond learning and developing my driving, but I certainly have everything around me to do this well.”
Paul McNeilly, team principal: “I’m very pleased to bring Fox Motorsport back to Ginetta Juniors. We learnt a lot during the 2017 season and the car specification is near-identical so we’re not coming in completely blind.
“Liam will be the least experienced driver on the grid, so the key will be not to run before he can walk, and to take this 2020 campaign to develop as much as possible. He has huge potential so I’m excited to watch his development as the season goes on.”
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.