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From Racer to Student

Tom Brown Makes Return To Ginetta Junior Championship At Oulton Park

 

Tom Brown is set to make his return to the Ginetta Junior Championship, at his home circuit, Oulton Park on 7th and 8th June. Not competing in the last two rounds has been tough on Tom, but just being at the tracks has allowed him to improve his profile, and has made him even more determined to get back on track. Tom also has the added stress on sitting his GCSE Biology exam on the Friday test day, but as soon as that is finished he is back to the track ready for the last session to prepare for the racing on Saturday and Sunday. As Oulton Park is Tom’s local circuit, it means that he has the support of friends and family at the track, as well as spectators who have been following his progress and giving him much appreciated support. Missing two rounds of the championship has meant that Tom is lower in the championship points table than he would like to be, but hopefully he will get some good results to gain vital championship points. Tom is still seeking companies (or individuals) who would like to promote their business or products to vast audiences and encourages anyone who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to contact him.

Tom Brown: Ready for Ginetta Junior Rookie Championship Challenge

16-year-old North Chadderton School student, Tom Brown, has set his sights on winning the 2014 Ginetta Junior Rookie Championship, after signing with Tollbar Racing, for a second season.

 

Tom’s fast, no-fear approachhas earned him a reputation as a true racer, one who’s not afraid to attack. His on track racingprowess has gained him a legion of fans across the UK, with key industry journalists followinghis rookie season with great interest.

 

Coming from a family passionate for motorsport, Tom was involved in motorsports from a very young age, attending race meetings with his father. Tom entered the annual Ginetta Junior Scholarship in October 2012, impressing various ‘big name’ drivers, including Adam Morgan (BTCC), Tom Ingram (BTCC) and Michael Simpson (British GT). Tollbar Racing team boss, Mike Flounders, also noticed Tom at the Scholarship and asked Tom to drive for his team, as he was “Very impressed”.

 

Tom made his racing debut at Silverstone in September 2013, in the Ginetta Junior Championship, with Tollbar Racing.  Tom was able to adapt to the car quickly, and managed to achieve a 12th position finish in the race, beating several experienced drivers, including Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner, Jamie Chadwick. In Tom’s second race weekend – the season finale, at Brands Hatch, Tom managed to achieve a top 10 finish in conditions described as “un-drivable “ by the commentators. Despite being taken out by another driver on the first lap, Tom put his head down and got to work, and with only 8 laps to do it, Tom fought back from 16th position to take the chequred flag in 10th position.

 

Tom also has new sponsors for this season, including automotive oil giant, Millers Oils  and race seatbelt manufacturer, Sabelt who are official suppliers to Red Bull and Ferrari F1 teams.

 

The season kicks off at the Kent circuit, Brands Hatch on 29th and 30th March, supporting the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), which will be shown on LIVE ITV4. Tom is looking forward to a good start to the season, and hopefully attracting financial supporters, who in return would gain vast publicity, and greater brand awareness. A recent article on Paddock Insight stated that “In terms of the rookie title, returning drivers Jonny Hadfield, Will Taylforth and Tom Brown will be the top challengers.”

 

 

 

Boy Racer!

     Boy Racer!

A TEENAGER aiming to be a top racing driver has already beaten F1 champion Lewis Hamilton. 


North Chadderton School pupil Tom Brown is only the second person ever to get 100 per cent in the theory and driving sections of his racing car licence test - in which Hamilton’s scored only 70 per cent and 85 per cent! 

The 15-year-old racer shared his achievement with classmates by taking his dad’s Formula Ford car to school. 

Tom is now looking for sponsorship to allow him to compete in next year’s Ginetta Junior Championship, a support event for the British Touring Car Championship. 

Several teams are interested in having Tom drive for them. But while they would cover his expenses, he would have to raise around £30,000 to compete and is now looking for sponsors — big or small — to help. 


Tom, from Chadderton, was born into motor sport; he went to the British Racing and Sports Car Club annual awards when he was 11 days old and has attended race meetings almost every weekend. 

He tried driving karts when he was 11, which fuelled his driving ambitions. 

Last October he took part in an X Factor-style competition in which 60 hopefuls battled to win a fully-funded drive in the 2013 championship. Tom made it to the final — despite having never driven a car before! 

Tom has almost raised enough sponsorship to make his debut as a rookie at the end of this year’s winter series from October: “Over the summer holidays I’ll be zooming around race circuits,” he said. 

North Chadderton School head Joy Clark said: “It was wonderful to see the racing car. We’ll watch with great excitement to see how his career develops.”