Richardson Racing will field three karting graduates in the 2020 Ginetta Junior championship.
British-Bulgarian driver Georgi Dimitrov, South African racer Trennon Bettany and Wokin local Rowan Vincent will all make their car racing debut as part of Richardson’s four car line-up.
The international trio were selected after a number of drivers tested with the team over the winter break. Richardson Racing is still assessing drivers for its fourth seat, with an announcement expected shortly.
“We’ve enjoyed a lot of success in the Ginetta Junior Championship in recent seasons and that is something we are keen to maintain in 2020,” said team principal Gwyn Richardson. “The three drivers we have brought onboard already have all shown a lot of talent in karting and we’re confident that Georgi, Rowan, and Trennon can make an impression on track during the year ahead, despite it being their first season in car racing.
“We’re still in discussions with driver about the final seat for the Juniors and are getting close to a deal. It’s all looking good for another strong season on track, and we can’t wait to get started at Donington Park.”
Dimitrov makes the step up to car racing after finding success in national and international karting championships in 2019. The 14-year-old finished third in the British Junior kart championship and seventh overall in the European Senior kart championship. He also claimed a class victory in the 2017 Kartmasters British Grand Prix.
“I’m very excited about moving into the Ginetta Junior Championship this season, and to be joining Richardson Racing,” he said. “The team has shown that it is one of the best in the championship in recent years and I’m looking forward to working with them.
“I have some experience of the car from taking part in the Ginetta Junior Scholarship, and I feel that it is a good car to help me progress as a driver and to improve during the year ahead.
“As it’s my first season in car racing, the main aim has to be to go out there and enjoy myself, as I know there are going to be drivers who have more experience than me on the grid. I want to try and fight inside the top 10, and if I could get up into the top five or get on the podium that would be brilliant. I’m just keen to get out there and compete.”
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Bettany, another Scholarship finalist, switches to car racing after a long karting career in his homeland of South Africa. He has competed in a number of regional and national championships, and represented his country in the Rok International Finals on three occasions.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Ginetta Junior grid and am looking forward to making the step up from karting into proper cars,” he said.
“I’ve watched the series in the past and I hope that joining the grid can help me move in the right direction with my racing career, as people like Lando Norris and Jamie Chadwick have done.
“Richardson Racing as a team showed last year that they can provide a good car and have picked up some really strong results in Ginetta Juniors in recent years, so hopefully they can help me achieve my goals this year. Being from South Africa, learning the tracks will be a challenge and I’m going to be on a massive learning curve, but I’m going to push hard to do my best and hopefully I can challenge for some podiums during the season.”
Rowan Vincent spent 2019 competing in the Daytona DMAX championship, where he finished fifth overall and claimed a number of podiums.
“Having enjoyed my time in karting, I’m really looking forward to making the step up into the Ginetta series this season, especially with such an accomplished team in Richardson Racing,” he said.
“I’m already feeling at home with the team after testing at Donington Park, Snetterton, and Brands Hatch, and now I just can’t wait for the season to get underway. I’d like to thank my family and especially my granddad for all their support and I hope I can pick up some good results on track for them during the year ahead.”
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