A cuppa tea with Jamie Orton

A cuppa tea with Jamie Orton

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.

Jamie Orton has skipped out of the Knockhill meeting seen as though he’s about to become a daddy for the first time. Before he trades his race suit for an entirely different Babygro though, we hit him with our questions:

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

Jamie Orton: BTCC


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

JO: David Blunkett


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

JO:Anyone of the other 82 people I've never heard of.

G:It's up to 139 now @JamieOrton71!!!

G: Do you have any pre-race rituals?

JO: Lots of visits to the little boys room.


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

JO: A fellow driver turning into me at Hawthorns, Brands GP last season!

August 12, 2016 by Ruth Harrison