Josh Price will move into the British GT Championship next season, as TF Sport has named its 2019 British GT4 driver line-up after expanding this season’s programme to include a second Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4.
Four young silver-graded drivers – Tom Canning, Rory Collingbourne, Patrick Kibble and Josh Price – will compete in the two new Aston Martins, which are available to customers for the first time this year. The exact crews will be announced at a later date.
The team’s junior programme has been rejigged since October when TF Sport originally announced it would be returning to the GT4 ranks for the first time since 2014 with a single entry for Alex Toth-Jones.
Its new line-up comprises former BTCC driver and TCR UK race winner Price, onboard the new for 2019 Aston Martin Vantage. Josh is a familiar name in the British Touring Car Championship, most recently racing with Team BMR.
The 20-year old started in karts with title success in 2013 before joining the Renault Clio Cup in 2015. His first victory soon followed in 2016 and he then joined the BTCC with Team BMR in 2017.
Last year he competed in select rounds of the TCR UK Championship, winning at Donington, whilst also competing in the BTCC.
Price is looking forward to the new challenge in 2019:
Josh Price "I'm really excited to be joining TF Sport in the British GT Championship. For me, it was an obvious choice when the option became available with TF Sport using the new Aston Martin Vantage.
I'm excited to get my first laps under my belt in the coming weeks. With the GT experience Tom, Edge Management and Aston Martin have between them, I have no doubt that this could be a title winning season."
TF Sport Director Tom Ferrier was similarly upbeat and determined following this announcement:
Tom Ferrier “We need to hit the ground running on our return to GT4 competition this year,” said TF Sport Director Tom Ferrier.
“We have a clear objective and that is to win races and be in the position to challenge for the title with both cars. We’re delighted to have these four young drivers on board with TF Sport for the 2019 season.”
TF Sport’s GT4s join the team’s two new Aston Martin GT3s, which were confirmed in November.
Donington hosts the championship’s pre-season media day on March 5 before the 2019 campaign begins at Oulton Park on April 20 & 22.