Ginetta Junior and GT5 Challenge team Richardson Racing is set to take on the British GT Championship for the first time in 2018, with a two-car Mercedes AMG GT4 effort.
The Corby-based outfit’s plans were revealed to DSC by reader Chris Humphreys, who spoke to the team at the Racing Car Show at the NEC last week.
DSC then spoke to the team, who shared further details on its upcoming campaign in the UK’s premier GT series.
The team has ordered a pair of Mercedes AMG GT4s for the year, one a full-season car, the other set to be delivered later in the year to make it a two-car effort after the opening races of the season.
Its reason for choosing the AMG GT4 platform was down to its prospective drivers wishing to race something different in the series, rather than cars from the other marques such as Ginetta, Aston Martin and McLaren, which already have a strong representation in the championship’s booming GT4 class.
In addition to its British GT plans, Richardson Racing revealed to DSC that it is looking at taking on some longer GT4 races in Europe with its Mercedes too, likely in the GT4 European Series.
The team also assured DSC that this programme will not affect its current Ginetta Junior, GT5 Challenge or F4 programmes, the GT4 effort an expansion rather than a change in direction.
While the team is in the process of finalising its driver line-up, an announcement is set to come in the build up to the season.
The opening round of this season’s British GT Championship takes place at Oulton Park in Cheshire on March 31-April 2.