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Moving up a gear
Many business leaders dream of a life in the fast lane.
One Yorkshire entrepreneur now has the chance to power ahead with his driving ambition.
The founder and managing director of Leeds-based SimpleUsability Behavioural Research, Guy Redwood, has become the latest driver to join the Ginetta Racing Drivers’ Club.
Mr Redwood is a keen motorsport fan who, despite a strong interest in engineering, has had his racing experience limited to pit lane viewing and a few two-seater road cars.
He said: “The hand-held, low time-commitment introduction to racing was really attractive. It means the majority of my time will be spent having fun – instead of having to learn how to get a licence, research safety kit, sign up for race series and all the other time-consuming aspects that have prevented me following my dream in the past.”
Mr Redwood noticed the Ginetta factory in Garforth during the commute to his home in York. Following a quick internet search, he subscribed to the Ginetta social media channels where he found out more about the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club.
He decided to get involved after watching a presentation from entrepreneur Lawrence Tomlinson, who is the chairman of Ginetta Cars.
Despite having no motor racing experience, Mr Redwood is keen to enjoy the atmosphere, “geek out” on the engineering aspect of the Ginetta Racing Drivers’ Club and learn how to race.
Mr Tomlinson said: “Guy is the second Yorkshire businessman to sign up for the Ginetta Racing Drivers’ Club. It’s the ideal starting point for busy people looking for an exhilarating pastime without the stress of excessive demands on the diary.”