Wednesday 18th July
British Sports & Performance Night
6pm – 11pm
Ace Cafe London is hosting Luke Browning Racing at the Ace on British Sports & Performance Car Night Wednesday 18th July.
Meet 16 year old Luke who today competes in the Ginetta Junior Championship.
Ginetta, the Leeds UK based specialist car builders, this year celebrates the 60th anniversary of their having been established in 1958!
Racing competitively from the age of 14, Luke has rapidly become one of the brightest racing talents to take to the tarmac.
After a brief foray in karting, he soon found his passion for racing when his dad bought him an old Vauxhall Corsa to learn car control, and unearthed a hidden skill and natural ability. The decision was made to compete in the one make Citroen Saxo race series Junior Saloon Car Championship – budget racing open to 14 – 17 year olds.
Being a ‘lad and dad team’ initially, the start was challenging, fiercely competitive but an excellent proving ground for grass roots racers with limited spend. This did not deter them as Luke clearly had the pace and skill-set to go on to bigger and better.
After his maiden victory at Brands Hatch in the JSCC, the decision was made to step up and be noticed. Ginetta was the obvious choice, being part of the British Touring car package, televised races, and a highly competitive field.
The first season in 2017 was always going to be a challenge and so it proved, a very steep learning curve indeed! But learn he did. Together with Richardson Racing, the rest of the support team and sponsors around Luke, confidence was high for the 2018 season after a very successful winter of testing.
Brands Hatch, the home of his maiden victory in the JSCC was an indication of things to come, a masterclass in car control in the trickiest of conditions. After five rounds, this season is one of the closest fought in the Ginetta series and Luke is a strong contender for the championship title, watch this space!
Having just completed his GCSE’s, he will now be developing his career in racing, whilst not discounting a career in Formula One, relatively speaking Formula E is a strong possibility. To this end he will be testing in Formula 4 later this year. To back up his determination to succeed in motorsport he will be attending the Motor Sport Academy at Loughborough University, building an understanding of the technical as well as the practical elements of being the complete racing driver.