Richardson Racing has been one of the most successful operations in the BTCC paddock across the past decade, and is aiming to carry over their success to the GB4 Championship partnered by the BRDC in 2022.
The team are multiple winners in Formula 4 and Ginetta Junior, with 28 Ginetta Junior wins alone in the last four years.
Team Principal Gwyn Richardson believes GB4 will attract a wide range of drivers. “A lot of drivers are keen on doing single-seaters, and to have a cost-effective way of experiencing high-level single-seaters is a good route.”
Richardson reckons that young drivers graduating from Ginetta Juniors or equivalent series will not only be attracted by the cost-effective racing GB4 will provide, but also the excellent calendar on offer, which includes five events at Grand Prix circuit layouts.
“There are drivers coming out of Ginetta Juniors who I know are looking at single-seaters, but need a cost-effective route. Plus, the bigger circuits are an attraction with GB4, the chance to run on the more open and flowing circuits like Silverstone GP, Brands Hatch GP and Donington Park GP is rare at this level.
Having discovered drivers like Luke Browning, Richardson also thinks GB4 will provide an opportunity for young talent to shine where they may not have done before.
“There are a lot of drivers in Ginetta Junior, and the odd one or two has the budget to go and do F4 or F3 but that’s about as far as they’ll be able to go. But a lot of them have got the budget to do GB4 in the way it’s been forecast to work out.
“For next year, Ginetta Junior will be a good feeder for GB4, and we can cover both championships without any problem. For the drivers at the end of next year, GB4 is going to be a draw for them, and there’s going to be a good flow of drivers coming through.”