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Fox Motorsport joins GB4 in 2023 with Liam McNeilly

Saturday, October 15 2022

Leading GT racing team Fox Motorsport will embark on a new adventure in 2023 as it joins the GB4 Championship for its first single-seater campaign.

Ginetta Junior star Liam McNeilly is the first confirmed driver for what will be a minimum two-car line-up for the team from Maldon, Essex.

The new programme represents a first full-season entry in single-seater racing for the team, which has been a multiple championship-winner in single-make categories and achieved success in numerous high-profile GT races since its inception in 2010.

Victories in the British GT Championship, the International GT Open, 24H Series and Ginetta Junior Championship add to title-winning campaigns in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge and - just one week ago - in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup.

Sixteen-year-old Liam, from Brentwood, has been one of the stars of Ginetta Junior racing over the past two seasons with eight wins and 24 podiums taking him to the series runner-up spot in both the 2021 main and Winter Series plus third overall this year. 

Prior to that he had been a podium finisher in the highly-competitive IAME X30 Benelux Karting championship and a member of the prestigious Zip Kart factory team that previously featured Lewis Hamilton.

Fox, which is currently bolstering its technical team across both single-seater and GT-racing platforms, is set to begin testing its newly-acquired Abarth-engined Tatuus F4-T104s in December.

A combination of UK and European circuits will form the basis of a thorough winter programme in anticipation of the new season, which starts next Spring.

Paul McNeilly, Team Principal, said: "We're very excited to join the GB4 Championship for 2023 for our first proper assault on a single-seater series. GB4 will serve as an accessible learning platform for drivers to progress from our Ginetta Junior team and learn key skills such as racing with slicks and wings, while doing it without driver aids like traction control or ABS. A year or two in GB4 should leave a driver more than ready to compete in GT4 or GT3, where we've raced successfully for many years. We're going in with high targets. We aim to compete at the front straight away and win races. We've won at every level we've competed at and I don't see why we should expect any less in GB4."

Liam McNeilly said: "I'm so excited to join GB4 and move into single-seater racing. It's a new opportunity for me and for Fox Motorsport and it's going to be good to see how we get on. We've achieved a lot together in Ginetta Juniors, having started from basically nowhere, so with the experience we've gained together in junior racing, we're in a much better place now. I've driven a GB4 car on a test day and the two things that stood out straight away against the Ginetta were the amount of grip through the corners and the feeling of the power. That's something I need to adapt to, but a good winter testing programme will sort that out. We've proven ourselves to be a package capable of winning championships over the past two years so I come in with that as the aim; to be at the front consistently and see what we can achieve. I can't wait to get started."