Graham Field says progressing as a driver is his priority in 2016 after announcing he will again challenge for the Renault UK Clio Cup Masters class for older drivers but for a different team, JamSport Racing.
Property manager Field, aged 56, appeared with 20Ten Racing last season and achieved a maiden Masters victory when he was the first of the ‘over-38 brigade’ across the line at Oulton Park. Now, though, he has opted to join established youngsters such as Tom Grundy and Ant Whorton-Eales at highly ambitious squad JamSport, which has just moved into impressive new workshops in Northampton.
Field commented: “JamSport have very clear aspirations and having Ant on board after he was a title contender last year as well is a big draw in particular – he and Tom will be real benchmarks and can help me to further develop as a driver. That is a big motivation for me.”
JamSport Team Principal Jamie Going said: “We’re really looking forward to seeing just how far as a team we can bring Graham in 2016 – he’s clear about what’s important to him and it will bring us on as a team too if we can help him achieve his goals. It sets us another challenge and it’s one we hope can lead to some really good on-track results with him.”
Renault Sport’s UK Motorsport Championship Manager Will Fewkes added: “Having the opportunity to race at this level later in life is something that Graham clearly appreciates and he is also a thoroughly nice character! Furthermore for a driver three times the age of many of his rivals to still be so performance-driven is hugely impressive – we’re delighted to see him back for 2016.”