Fox Motorsport have been competing in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship for the past two years and are regular front runners in the popular GT4 class.
The team has a strong relationship with Ginetta, competing in a G55 GT4 car and preparing customer cars for other Ginetta race series such as Supercup, Ginetta Juniors, GT5 and GRDC.
Team principle Paul McNeilly is a regular at kart tracks up and down the country as his son Liam competes in Honda Cadets and after chatting to Luke Hines saw an opportunity to coach young drivers in the Ginetta G40.
“Ginetta kindly offered us their test facilities, as the young drivers who wanted to test the G40 didn’t hold a Junior ARDS license, so they were not able to test the car on track anywhere. The first test was a massive success with two drivers from Junior Max adjusting to the car really quickly, considering they had never driven a car with a sequential gearbox it was impressive to watch” said Paul McNeilly.
The team is currently preparing their own Ginetta G40, with the view of competing in the Ginetta Junior Championship.
All of the top drivers in Ginetta Juniors have either progressed from karting or Autograss. 2015 Champion and Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Jamie Caroline is a great example as he progressed from a successful karting career.
For 2016, the team are planning a comprehensive training program to enable drivers to train at circuits with a qualified ARDS instructor to get them up to speed for the Ginetta Junior Championship.
Luke Hines recommended Honda Cadet ace Keaton Samra to train with the team in 2016, with a view of competing in the 2016 Winter Championship and 2017 Ginetta Junior Championship.
His career in Honda Cadets speaks for itself, 2012 Whilton Mill Club Champion, 2013 East Anglian Champion and Midlands Champion, and seeded for the last three years in SuperOne.
“Keaton tested with us earlier this year in the Ginetta G40 and we were instantly impressed with the way he drove. He adapted very quickly and showed good pace” said McNeilly.
Keaton has since passed his Junior ARDS test at Silverstone and is looking forward to his first outing on the Silverstone GP circuit at the end of this month.
“Our plan now is to get Keaton out every month learning the circuits that are part of the TOCA rounds and getting him up to speed. He will then compete in the Winter Championship next year with a view of going for the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2017” said McNeilly.