Richardson Racing re-signs Luke Browning for 2018
Richardson Racing can today confirm that it has agreed a deal to re-sign rising star Luke Browning for the 2018 Ginetta Junior Championship season. The 15-year-old from Kingsley in Cheshire made his debut in the series this year with the Corby-based squad, which was also running in the highly-competitive championship for the first time. Despite completing only limited pre-season testing compared to many of his rivals, Luke enjoyed an impressive campaign as he made the move up from the Junior Saloon Car Championship. Becoming increasingly competitive as the year went on, Luke would secure multiple rookie class podiums over the course of the season, including a maiden class win at Rockingham. Luke also produced a stunning performance at Silverstone, where he mastered challenging weather conditions to put his car on pole position for the first time. With a year of experience under his belt, Luke will now go into the 2018 season eager to challenge for championship honours, with a full testing programme in place before the new campaign kicks off at Brands Hatch in early April. "It was a late call to join the Ginetta Junior championship this year and we knew early on that it would be a season to learn the ropes and master the style of driving that was needed to be competitive,” he said. “Despite limited testing, we worked hard to make progress through the season, which was largely down to the hard work of the team and the belief they showed in me. Having taken a rookie win and an overall pole position in the second half of the year, I feel confident going into my second season in the series. “Given how well I settled into the team, and with the work ethic and fantastic team morale they have, I am delighted to re-sign with Richardson Racing for the 2018 campaign with a view to mounting a serious challenge for the championship. “I am also pleased to have retained our current sponsors and am hopeful that we will be able to welcome some new names in the near future.” Having seen the way in which Luke progressed during his first season in the series, team boss Gwyn Richardson said he was delighted to keep the youngster onboard for a second year. “Luke did a great job in his debut season, and we are delighted to have him back again in 2018,” he said. “There is no doubt that he will be a strong contender for the championship title and we go into the new season extremely excited about his chances of success.” Luke becomes the first driver to sign with Richardson Racing for what will be an expanded Ginetta Junior Championship programme in 2018, with further news to be announced in due course.

Driver guidance and development programme

Your early years in Motorsport can be the most daunting and challenging, yet they are also the most important in shaping rest of your career! We understand how critical it is for you to have a team you can rely on and work with to achieve the best results. As with many others over the years, our experience and tools are available to help guide you both on the track and off it, to ensure your development and skills are honed in best way possible.


All drivers are encouraged to access our state-of-the-art Simulator. Comprising of the most up to date software, laser-scanned tracks and data overlay, an experienced driver coach will work with you before each track outing or as much as needed to hone your driving techniques, circuit understanding and boost your confidence, leaving precious on-track testing time dedicated to advanced learning.

Off track and off driving!

Richardson Racing is keen to ensure this is enjoyable for you as well as successful! Advice and help is free, so we don’t mind showing you the right way for anything else. Be it the best hotels at venues, or even a nutritionist and sports coach! Our goal is that everything is as simple as it should be.

Career Progression

Our hope is that like others before you, you will continue to climb the Motorsport ladder with us. Every step up along your chosen career path is another new difficult challenge, but our offer is to help reduce that by enabling you to stay with a team you know and have built your foundations with. The many benefits of this include that we know how you like to work already, there’s no fresh relationship hurdles, you know what to expect so the focus is always on the driver’s development.

Anything Extra

The focus is all about the driver and making sure they achieve their maximum potential. So the support doesn’t end at the sim or the circuit. A common concern for young drivers is their confidence about their car control, then it’s great plan to arrange with you and organise some car control/skid pan work. Should there be anything holding them back, we’ll look for a fast solution.