Posted on Tue 19th Feb, 2019 in: Team News
Thomson made his car-racing bow in the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club in 2017, before linking up with W2R Motorsport last season as he progressed up the Ginetta motorsport ladder to make his debut in the G40 Cup.
The 29 year old from Ilkley in Yorkshire showed great pace and progression over the course of the campaign, securing regular top ten finishes and a standout breakthrough podium finish with a fantastic drive at Snetterton.
Thomson races with the support of his family business Guyson International Ltd, a well-known name in motorsport that’s been associated with hillclimbing in the UK from the 1970’s through to the present day, with Jimmy’s father himself crowned the British champion in 1981.
Jimmy Thomson: “It feels like it’s been a long off-season this year and I’m looking forward to getting back to driving. W2R Motorsport did a great job of looking after me last year, really helped me focus and improve, and they’re a great bunch of guys to work with.
“After getting my first podium finish in the Ginetta G40 Cup at Snetterton last year, I’d love to get hold of another trophy this year. Go team Guyson!”
W2R Motorsport are one of the most decorated teams in entry-level Ginetta competition, with five class and overall championships under their belt, and they starred in the 2018 Ginetta G40 Cup with three drivers in the top ten of the championship standings.
Ben Hyland: “We’re delighted to have Jimmy racing with W2R Motorsport again this season. He showed everyone in 2018 the great promise he has behind the wheel and we’re confident he’s only going to get better this year.
“Jimmy certainly has all the attributes as a driver that you need to succeed and with a bit more luck on his side than he had last season, there’s no doubt in my mind that he can build on the podium finish he had at Snetterton and become a regular contender for silverware.
“It’s a pleasure to have Guyson International Ltd as part of the team again; an historic company run by a great family. At W2R Motorsport we work hard to welcome drivers and their sponsors, and go the extra mile to provide the full package including hospitality.”
W2R Motorsport have opportunities available to race with the team in both the Ginetta G40 Cup and the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club this season. Interested parties should contact Ben on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07779305353.