Jimmy Thomson has become the latest driver to confirm his entry into the British GT-supporting Ginetta Racing Drivers Club for 2017.

The 27 year old, from Ilkley, West Yorkshire, is aiming to win at least one of the eight races in the forthcoming season. Like many of his fellow GRDC competitors, Jimmy has no on-track experience beyond a handful of go-karting days and has been looking for a way to fulfil his motorsport ambitions for a number of years.

He does however, have an ace up his sleeve in the family business Guyson International Ltd where he works as a Business Development Manager. The company is well-known name in motorsport, having sponsored the British Hillclimb championship through the seventies and eighties, with Jimmy’s father crowned the British Hillclimb champion in 1981 and sports 2000 champion in 1984. Jimmy’s car will even run as number 38 in a nod to the year the business was founded.

Jimmy Thomson says of his entry to the world of motor racing,“I’ve looked at doing something like the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club a few times over the years but I could never fit in any of the cars because I am so tall [6’5”]. I had another look for the first time in years and with Ginetta being a local Yorkshire company it was easy for me to try the car and miraculously I fit inside!”

The perfect way for the as-yet-uninitiated to test their mettle at racing, the all-inclusive Ginetta Racing Drivers Club package is designed specifically for the first-time competitor. Membership is typically reserved for year one racing drivers to ensure the transition from road to race track is made in a fun and safe environment alongside like-minded individuals.

The Ginetta Racing Drivers Club season plays out over four race weekends and features members’ very own, road-legal, G40 Club Car. Built with the track day enthusiast in mind, the G40 Club Car offers a pure driving experience and comes inclusive of our Ginetta Racing Drivers Club package.

Jimmy’s first race is looming large, being just a month away on the 29-30 April at Rockingham circuit in Northamptonshire, and all at Guyson will be roaring him on.

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