TF Sport getting straight down to business for 2019

Monday, October 29, 2018

Hot on the heels of announcing that Mark Farmer will be back in the British GT Championship paddock with TF Sport with a new 2019 specification Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT3 came todays announcement that the team's new for 2019 AMR Vantage GT4 will also be in attendance with a young driver taking a developmental step up the GT ladder to compete the the BGT Silver Cup.

Having competed and finishing fifth overall in the Ginetta GT5 Championship, racing as part of the British GT support programme todays announcement sees Yorkshire based Alex Toth-Jones take a leap of faith into not just a new team that he has seen operate many times in the paddock but also in a car that he nor nobody else (customer wise) has driven yet and is still under development.

Those of us at the final round of the British GT at Donington in September would have been blind to miss the fan interaction that he and his sponsors put into the finale with a sea of orange as well as his own presence in the TF Sport garage during the GT race!

This announcement sees the next step for Toth-Jones as he looks to realise his ultimate ambition of competing at Le Mans but also sees TF Sport return to the GT4 Class for the first time since Tom Ferrier's debut season in 2014.

“The British GT Championship is where I and my sponsors want to be next year,” he explained. “From Silverstone onwards we were speaking with teams and looking at who would be best to run with. After careful consideration over summer and weighing up all options with some of the top teams in British GT, we have made the decision to go with the best overall package and stepping stone to the Le Mans dream with TF Sport. I was always interested in racing the new Aston Martin GT4 car and so when the opportunity arose TF made the cut as they are the biggest AMR customer team in the world.

“Now I’m really excited just to see the new car for 2019, let alone drive it! It will be a close championship but I am confident that the new Aston Martin will be super-competitive.”

Testing for Toth-Jones and his as yet un-announced co-driver will have to wait until the turn of the year - after they have received their new car from the Prodrive factory and hopefully in good time for a decent amount of track time before the season opener at Oulton Park in early April.

Photo credit - AMR
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