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Salfords-based TF Sport has announced that Alex Toth-Jones, who finished fifth in the 2018 Ginetta GT5 Challenge, will contest the 2019 British GT Championship in the team’s new Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
TF Sport last entered the GT4 category in 2014 but has subsequently focused its national campaigns on the GT3 category to great success, winning the premier class teams title in 2016 and 2018.
TF Sport Director Tom Ferrier is looking forward to the opportunities that the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 offers.
“It’s really exciting to start our GT4 journey in the new generation Aston Martin GT4 and it’s great to have a driver like Alex come on board,” said Tom Ferrier. “We’re currently looking for a young and competitive teammate to race with him and put together a title challenge for the 2019 season.”
Toth-Jones and his team had been reviewing a number of options for his 2019 campaign and the young driver, who started his racing career in karts at the age of 12, is pleased at his choice of team for the new season.
“The British GT Championship is where I and my sponsors want to be next year,” said Toth-Jones. “From Silverstone onwards we were speaking to teams and looking at who would be best to run with. After careful consideration over the summer, and weighing up all the options with some of the top teams in British GT, we have made the decision to go with the best package available 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.”
“I’m really excited just to see the new car for 2019 , let alone drive it!” said Toth-Jones. “It will be a close championship but I am confident that the new Aston Martin will be super-competitive.”
The 2019 British GT Championship opens at Oulton Park on April 20 -22.