Richardson Racing will run karting graduate Casper Stevenson in the 2019 Ginetta Junior championship.
The London born teenager made his car racing debut in the Ginetta Junior Winter Series with Elite Motorsport at the end of last year, where he finished inside the top 10 in two of the three races.
Stevenson opted to switch to Richardson Racing for the 2019 championship, and hopes he can continue the success the team enjoyed in 2018.
“I’m really looking forward to racing in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship this season, and I am pleased to have signed a deal with the Richardson Racing team,” he said.
“Throughout last season they were ultra-competitive on track, and that was shown with a multitude of wins and podiums throughout the year.
“I can’t wait to get the season underway and I hope that we can emulate the success the team had last year over the course of 2019.”
Richardson proved a force to be reckoned with last season, when it helped Luke Browning to third in the drivers’ championship and took second in the teams’ standings. Browning, who has now moved to the British Formula 4 championship, claimed eight victories while rookie team-mate James Taylor managed three overall podiums.
Stevenson has already begun testing for the 2019 season, with runs at Dontington Park and Brands Hatch as well as simulator work.
“He impressed us from the moment he first started working in our simulator,” said team boss Gwyn Richardson.
“He showed remarkable passion and dedication to analysis of data and on-board footage.
“That has translated into tremendous performance in testing and he’ll definitely strengthen an already strong line-up of drivers. I’m looking forward to seeing his pace continue into the season, where I’m sure his professionalism will translate into good results.”
Stevenson is the second driver to be confirmed for Richardson’s 2019 Ginetta Junior line-up, with Will Martin having already announced he’ll continue with the squad.
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