A Cuppa Tea With.... Jonny Hadfield

A Cuppa Tea With.... Jonny Hadfield

Here at Ginetta towers, we get lots of praise for our superb racing drivers and the endless laps of entertainment they provide. Yet, you – the public – often don’t get to find out what’s going on under those race suits and helmets. Okay, so it’s usually fireproof underwear, but what about the drivers themselves, what makes them tick?

So, because we love nothing more than a good chatter over a mug of Yorkshire Tea and some custard creams, we’ve sat our drivers down to ask them a couple of questions which should give you an insight into their lives. Or just entertain you for a minute.

This week, we’ve been chatting to a driver who has grown up as part of the Ginetta family. He cut his teeth in Juniors then moved onto the Ginetta GT5 Challenge, setting up his own team with big brother (and on track rival) Ryan. Its Jonny Hadfield from R & J Motorsport.

 

Ginetta: What do you have to set to ‘record’ on your TV when you’re away racing?

RH: Motorsport!

 

G: Who would play you in a film about your life?

RH: Me because I would love to do it all again

G: Who’s the most exciting person that follows you on Twitter?

RH: Ruth Harrison 😂😂

G: You’re not the first person to say that…. #teacherspet

 

G: Do you have any pre-race rituals?

RH: A quick visit to the little boys room.

 

G: What’s been the hairiest moment behind the wheel of a race car or go-kart?

RH: Spa Francorchamps in 2016! I almost went over backwards! Second to that was getting fully sideways at Thruxton in the rain!

Win A Track Day Experience With Ginetta Cars

Win A Track Day Experience With Ginetta Cars

In celebration of our successful Ginetta Racing Drivers Club, we are giving one ambitious racing driver the opportunity to win a track day in a Ginetta G40 Club car, complete with expert tuition from a top driver coach.

Our road legal racing car is proving increasingly popular with track day regulars wanting to try their hand at ‘proper’ racing as well as motoring enthusiasts looking to tick ‘become a racing driver’ off their bucket list. Yet, you wouldn’t sign up to anything without a good old fashioned ‘try before you buy’ would you, so why not join us and try it out?

You may reckon you’re a Lewis Hamilton in the making, but getting behind the wheel of our Ginetta G40 will push your driving limits to the max. You’ll learn from the very best as you tackle one of the UK’s finest circuits during a trio of 20 minute driving sessions, worth £360.

You don’t need any prior racing experience to be in with a chance of winning, just a valid UK driving licence and a desire to have fun. The prize draw runs from today until 26 August and can be entered free of charge by answering the question below and telling us where and when you’d like to join us.

 

The all-important qualifying question;

In addition to your ARDS racing licence package, road tax, pair of track days with tuition and all the other little extras you get when you buy a Ginetta G40 Club Car, how many fully supported race weekends on the British GT package do you get?

  1. None – are you crackers, you’ve given me so much already!
  2. Two – we love a day out from time to time.
  3. Four – wow, I’ll be a fully-fledged racing driver in no time.

A little bird told us, you can probably find the answer somewhere on this page.

 

Track days available are;

  • 30 August at Brands Hatch
  • 27 September at Brands Hatch
  • 3 October at Silverstone

 

Once you have decided which date you’d prefer, simply click here to enter your details.  Our fingers are already crossed for you.

The perfect way for amateurs to test their mettle at racing, our all-inclusive Ginetta Racing Drivers' Club package is designed specifically for the first-time racing driver. Alongside fellow Club members, we equip our GRDC drivers with all they need to get racing each other in our four round UK series in their very own, road-legal, G40 Club Car.