Car News 24 Feb 2016

Ginetta Racing Drivers Club Sign Successful Business Owner

Ginetta are today delighted to confirm the inaugural member of the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club as  fellow Yorkshireman and Managing Director of both Oracle Finance and Lawton Brook Ltd, Peter Brook.

Having launched their new-for-2014 Ginetta Racing Drivers Club in conjunction with their debut appearance at the annual Salon Privé exhibition last week, the innovative package was met with unprecedented interest, so much so, that a sneak peek at the offer by Brook, who was also exhibiting at the West London event, saw him commit to a car before the show had even opened to the public.

His role as Managing Director of Oracle Finance and Lawton Brook Ltd – companies which specialise in high performance car retail and finance – has seen Brook drive almost all every supercar in production, fuelling his desire to go racing, however, his demanding role left little time for him to commit to a season-long race series.

Brook explained; “I’ve been involved in the motor trade for over 25 years now and have been lucky enough to get behind the wheel of almost all sports cars on the market at one time or another. I always fancied going racing, but never found an easy and non-time-consuming way into the sport, plus, in my line of work, I just don’t have the time to commit to a 10-strong race calendar.”

With motorsport constantly in his peripheral vision, the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club not only provided Brook with a cost-effective route into motorsport, but a viable business opportunity  further down the line.

Brook continued; “When I saw the Ginetta Racing drivers Club offer at the Salon Privé exhibition, it was obvious this was the route many businessmen like myself have been waiting for. Not only will Ginetta ‘do all the hard work for me’ as well as provide a great race series which doesn’t overrun the diary,  but at the end of it all, I have my own Ginetta G40, suitable for the racetrack and the road which, at £24,250+VAT will retain its retail value.

For a low production vehicle, Ginetta have an excellent reputation for build quality and reliability and having previous interactions with Ginetta, I know Lawrence Tomlinson strives for perfection, so I feel very comfortable investing my money in the brand.”

Brook will take delivery of his fully taxed and road legal G40 Club Car in early 2014, which signals the start of his journey towards becoming a fully-fledged racing driver. The all-inclusive package will see Brook join Ginetta for two track days which include one-on-one instruction in the car, following which he will be guided through the steps to obtain his MSA National B race licence ahead of a fourround Ginetta Racing Drivers Club series in support of the 2014 British GT.

Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman of Ginetta Cars added; “It’s great to have Peter on board as our first official member of the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club. He is the epitome of the type of driver we are targeting – someone with a busy schedule, who wants to go racing and be a part of the fantastic social side of motorsport but doesn’t have the time to organise everything himself. As he quite rightly said, Ginetta are offering a great package to business owners who will have a track day car to use however they choose, and we are certain the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club is going to be a busy grid in 2014.”

Having supported over 240 entry-level racing drivers over the past five years, and having already established clear routes from entry-level racing, right through to top level sports car competition, Ginetta are delighted to add Peter Brook to that ever-expanding roll of honour.