Oulton Park Round 1 – Battling the weather!

Oulton Park Round 1 – Battling the weather!

So much for Spring!

Very wet conditions greeted us ahead of qualifying on Easter Monday.

In Qualifying a mid-session Red flag left me with limited laps in which to secure my grid slot, but I managed to finish a solid sixth before the chequered flag flew.

Race 1 still raining hard saw me keep my 6th position to the end.

I could see my sights on a podium in Race 2 after a strong start to race two, and was running inside the top six going into the fourth lap but Sadly, when one of my rivals suffered a spin going into the Shell Oils Hairpin, I was left with nowhere to go and was forced out deep into the gravel with damaged  – game over.

Worsening weather conditions meant the meeting was abandoned before race three could take place, with that race to be rescheduled to a new date later in the year.

“Even with the DNF in race two, it’s been a great weekend because it has cemented my knowledge that we are one of the quickest teams out there and we are capable of pushing for the podium places.

“In challenging conditions, we took a strong sixth place in race one and we certainly had the pace to fight for a podium in race two. The car felt absolutely mega and it was just unfortunate that I got caught up in someone else’s incident; there was nothing I could have done.

“I feel there is a lot we can take away from the weekend, and the aim is to take the pace we have shown here and try and get the podium we deserve next time out.”

It was lovely to meet all my VIP guests from Tailored Resourcing & Accountancy & DALEC Electrical along with my mini VIP guests.

Looking forward now to Round 2 at Rockingham at the end of April.

Alex Toth-Jones Ginetta GT5

Alex Toth-Jones Ginetta GT5

 

New Car Livery Launch for 2018

The new car livery, suit & helmet design was launched at the Ginetta Media day on 23rd March.

What do you think? We love it!

Big thanks to our new headline sponsor Tailored Services Resourcing & Accountancy and our long time sponsors Lodestone Projects & Proceed Group for making it happen.

Looking forward to the 1st race of the season at Oulton Park on 2nd April.

New Headline Sponsor announced for 2018

We are very excited to announce our new Headline sponsor for 2018!

Tailored Resourcing & Accountancy

Who offer a range of cost effective services to contractors, freelancers and small business owners.

Its great to have them onboard this year.

Look out for the new car design in the next few weeks!

Alex signs with Richardson Racing for a 3rd year.

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Richardson Racing re-signs Alex Toth-Jones for Ginetta GT5 Challenge

Richardson Racing can today confirm that it has re-signed Alex Toth-Jones for the 2018 Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge season. Alex will be part of a new look line-up for the Corby-based team – which announced the signing of series rookie Charlie Martin last month.

Bradford racer Alex showed his pace on track throughout the 2017 season with a number of top ten results, and came close to a maiden podium in the highly competitive one-make series.

Confirming his place on the grid for the new campaign, Alex will put his past experience in the series to challenge regularly towards the front of the field across 17 race schedule that includes 2 meetings alongside the British Touring Car Championship and an overseas meeting at the famous Spa circuit in Belgium.

Alex’s return to the championship has been made possible thanks to the continued support of existing sponsors Lodestone Projects and Proceed Group, as well as new headline sponsor Tailored Resourcing & Accountancy; which offers a range of cost effective services to contractors, freelancers and small business owners.

“I’m delighted to confirm that I’ll be staying with the Richardson Racing team for 2018 and the aim this season has to be to fight towards the sharp end in the championship,” he said. “It’s great that we’ve been able to bring in a new sponsor in Tailored Resourcing & Accountancy alongside our existing backers, and I feel we are in a good position heading into the new campaign.”

“Last year we were certainly quick enough to have taken at least a podium away from 2017 and I’m going to push for the top three places this year and challenge for my first win as I am coming back stronger and more determined. I’ve got experience under my belt and a great team behind me, and I’m ready to take the fight to the rest of the grid.”

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Battling the elements in Scotland

Well Scotland is certainly a place of changeable weather! Sunshine then torrenial rain in the blink of an eye!

Didn’t put the crowds off though as there were 40k + spectators each day so lots of support and a great atmosphere.

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Strong showing for Toth-Jones at Zandvoort

Alex Toth-Jones once again displayed his undoubted pace with a solid performanc e on track

Alex made the trip to the Netherlands with his Richardson Racing team in confident mood, and eager to push towards the front of the highly-competitive grid during the series’ annual overseas meeting.

Mixed fortunes on a chaotic weekend in Silverstone

Alex came away from the latest rounds of the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge having endured mixed fortunes on a chaotic weekend at Silverstone.

With a combined grid including the Ginetta GRDC+ Series, a total of 48 cars took to the track for qualifying.

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Skipton Festival hospitality winner

Alex Toth-Jones RacingGreat Sunday afternoon at Skipon Car Festival with some fantastic cars on display.

We were giving away a Race Hospitality day for 2 at the live auction in the market square with Alex Read from the One Show in aid of Althziemers UK.

An the lucky winner is Micheal Robinson from Yorkshire Electrical Services!

He has chosen to join us at Donington for the final race of the season.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Anyone interested in a Hospitality package get in touch!

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Toth-Jones battles to double Top Ten at Rockingham

Alex Toth-Jones displayed his fighting qualities to secure a brace of top ten finishes from the latest rounds of the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge at Rockingham.

Having secured eighth spot on the grid in a hotly contested qualifying session, Alex went into the opening race of the weekend confident of battling forwards towards the top six.

An early Safety Car period meant just six minutes of racing would ultimately be possible, but Alex was able to run in the top five throughout to pick up a good haul of points towards his championship tally.

As had been the case at Oulton Park during the opening meeting of the year however, things would go awry in race two, with Alex forced off the track on the opening lap in an attempt to avoid an incident ahead.

Once on the grass, a lack of grip meant Alex was little more than a passenger behind the wheel, with contact from one of his rivals as the car slid back onto the circuit putting him out of the race and at the back of the grid for race three.

Live on TV, Alex would fight back well with one of the best drives of the day as he battled his way through from the rear of the grid to secure an impressive top ten finish.

The Rockingham weekend also saw the running of the rescheduled third race from Oulton Park; a race where Alex was once again forced to start from the back of the grid.

An astonishing opening lap saw Alex make up ten places as he further showcased his talents, taking eleventh place at the flag to maintain tenth place in the championship standings.

Alex returns to action this coming weekend, with the Ginetta GT5 Challenge joining the British Touring Car Championship support package at Thruxton.

“It’s been another weekend that has been a massive learning curve for me,” he said. “We didn’t really have luck on our side and I also made things a bit hard for myself, but I have always been a fighter and was happy to come away from the weekend with some points.

“Although we didn’t get the kind of results I was hoping for, I think that we can take a lot away from the weekend in terms of the way we battled through the field and showed we have a strong race car.

“I’m certainly planning to push hard to claw back the deficit we have in the points and I’m more pumped than ever for Thruxton this coming weekend, where I’m determined to secure a good result for Billy Monger in what will be the first TOCA meeting since his accident at Donington Park.”

Big thank you to the team, my family Lodestone Projects  and Proceed Group for your continued support couldn’t do this without you guys!

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Alex endures challenging Thruxton weekend

Alex Toth-Jones endured a tough weekend on track when the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge headed to Thruxton for the third round of the year.

The Thruxton meeting saw the series join the British Touring Car Championship package for the first time this season, with Alex looking to impress in front of a bumper crowd at the fastest circuit in the UK.