4G aiming to set pace with Silverstone’s celebrations

CONSISTENT: Daniel Molloy has been on the podium for all four races in class C where he won the championship.
CONSISTENT: Daniel Molloy has been on the podium for all four races in class C where he won the championship.
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Gosberton Risegate team 4G Racing are looking to carry on their top form at Silverstone this weekend.

Created in 2010 – ‘with the aim of getting the very most out of the sport we love’ – they have developed into one of the top teams in the MG Trophy Championship.

OUT IN FRONT: 4G Racing's Ross Makar won both races at Donington Park to make his challenge for the MG Trophy Championship.

OUT IN FRONT: 4G Racing's Ross Makar won both races at Donington Park to make his challenge for the MG Trophy Championship.

4G Racing moved to this area from Newmarket just over a year ago, building a garage to look after four cars on the half-acre site.

At top speeds of 130mph, so far this year 4G’s drivers have recorded an impressive run of results.

Team manager Ali Montgomery said: “This is probably one of the most difficult championships to come into.

“A lot of people think they can shine because it’s shown on Motors TV but they have no idea how tough the competition is.

“Drivers have gone on to the British Touring Car Championship so there can be progression.

“Originally it was the MG Cup but now all the cars are front-wheel drive and we have three different classes with a total of 34 on the grid.

“The championship can be won by any class because it comes down to who gets the most points.”

There are six meetings with two rounds lasting 20 minutes each.

After the trip to Silverstone this weekend for the annual MGLive! celebration, they will be heading to Castle Combe in August, Oulton Park in September and Snetterton in October.

Montgomery admitted: “Silverstone is a really hard race to win.

“Different circuits suit different people. Some tracks are more difficult than others.

“We’re hoping to be on the podium to continue that run.

“Thankfully we’ve had very little damage to the cars this year.

“All three of our drivers are very experienced and my right-hand man Dan Holmes helps us out as well.

“I build all the cars from scratch. I want them to be very similar but it costs more than repairing them.

“I’ve built eight or nine cars and I tend to sell them at the end of each season. My first-ever MG is still racing in Australia.

“Motorsport can be dangerous but our boys have never had any serious damage.

“People will say I’m over-cautious about regulations but I won’t go over the boundaries.

“This is a very good series for people with lower budgets and class D are road cars. The shells are the same – the difference comes with the tyres, engines and gearboxes.

“We did kart racing for about 10 years right up to the British Championship but then I wanted to try track racing. Karting is actually more expensive.”

Class B driver Ross Makar, from Scotland, won the second race at Brands Hatch after coming third in the opener and he finished first in both at Donington Park.

In third place is 4G’s Daniel Molloy, of Cambridge, who has been on the podium for all four races in class C where he won the championship in his first year.

He was second and third at Brands Hatch, followed by first and second places at Donington.

John Gil, of Yorkshire, has already claimed three wins in class D and he did not finish the other one. He goes to Silverstone in seventh overall.

Makar and Molloy both started racing karts from the age of 12.

Montgomery added: “We are seeking sponsorship and we’re in negotations with a few people.

“If a sponsor came along then I know both boys are capable in another series.

“They love to race and that’s what it’s all about.

“We would rather have a really good race and finish on the podium than a rotten race and win comfortably because what’s the point?

“This is the first year we’ve won at Brands Hatch.

“Hopefully we can attract more sponsors.”

To find out more about sponsorship with different packages on offer, visit the team’s website www.4gracing.com