DRIVER DEVELOPMENT

HELPING OUR DRIVERS ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL

Whatever your background, whatever your experience, whatever your ambitions – through our Motorsports Academy we can offer driver training packages to help achieve your goals.

There are three pillars to becoming a successful racing driver:

The Racing Driver

Must have the ability and skills to successfully drive and race a car on track.

The Athlete

Must have the fitness to perform to the highest standards in all circumstances.

The Negotiator

Must have the funding to support their racing career. 

THE RACING DRIVER

Simulator – Richardson Racing are proud to be one of only a few UK racing teams to house their own dedicated simulator for their drivers. This allows Richardson racing drivers to gain that crucial edge over their competition, making them stronger on track.

 

Motorsport is different from other sports, where practicing is restricted based on costs and circuit availability. With ever-decreasing practice time available at race meetings, if a driver can turn up to a track with previous experience gained through the simulator then they will have an instant advantage.

A simulator will never replace real life testing, however it will allow drivers to learn vital techniques in a controlled environment with a coach watching their every input. This will make driving second nature and allow drivers to focus on the smaller elements to success at the track.

ON-TRACK SUPPORT

Junior Drivers – Richardson Racing’s roots are solidly built through Karting, as such many of our drivers have come through this path. With our Financial Director Lesley Richardson also being the Director of Trent Valley Kart Club, we understand and encourage its importance as a first step on the motorsport ladder. As such we offer on-track training packages, to help drivers learn the techniques vital for their step up into car racing. Taster packages start from £750 per day using Ginetta’s own Blyton Park circuit in Lincolnshire.

Senior Drivers – Not all drivers come through the karting routes, like our race-winning driver Josh Malin who came through the Mazda MX5 category on his route to Ginetta GT5 racing. For drivers aged over 16, we can offer on-track training packages for entry into the Ginetta GT5 championship. Taster packages start from £750 per day at Blyton Park.

Senior Drivers – If you're looking to move into GT4/GT3 competition we offer on-track training packages in our race-winning Porsche Carrera Cup car.

Coaching – Our on-track coaching is provided by our highly experienced and qualified driver coaches, who between them have enjoyed top-level success in single-seater, touring car and GT racing in the UK, Europe and around the world. All our training programmes are supplemented by use of our state-of-the-art simulator, based at our facilities in Corby. It has been meticulously developed to offer a highly realistic representation of both our single-seater and GT cars, allowing drivers to learn new tracks and basic skills.

THE ATHLETE

Through our partner The Training Shed we offer:

  • State-of-the-art DNA and physical testing to determine bespoke physical training packages for every driver.

  • Monitoring of training using mobile technology-based apps.

  • Nutritional advice and plans that equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to manage your own nutrition, with a bespoke programme based upon your DNA analysis.

  • Expert psychological guidance and training to get your ‘head into the right place’ for every race, to ensure you’re in the best position to achieve your goals.

  • A friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team on hand to support you with your programmes. 

THE NEGOTIATOR

Through our partner Next Level Motorsport we offer:

  • Driver sponsorship and branding development, giving you all the tools required to create a brand that will stand out from the crowd, build your profile and create new partnerships.

  • Support with sponsorship acquisition and the creation of key pieces of marketing material.

  • A PR package including press releases produced for each of your race weekends, social media support during and in-between race meetings, and a photography package.

  • A bespoke website for you to advertise and promote your racing career.

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