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About Us

Welcome to want2race

Our Vision

As was the core motivation of our founder, way back in 2010, our vision at want2race is to make getting out on track easy and reliable for any keen petrol head, whilst still making every second of our service exclusive. We’re about much more than simply driving a car around a circuit: we want to get people more interested in the wonderful world of motor cars, by providing the most premium of driving experiences and making each and every event as luxury as possible. Our cars are driven by people and we are people-driven.   

Our History

In 2013, former Lotus & Ginetta racer Ben Hyland met Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson and together they came up with the ultimate race prize for the competitions. They became formidable in the Ginetta paddock and Team W2R was born in 2015.

In 2019 Lawrence Tomlinson and the LNT Group invested in the company and moved it in house to provide the UK’s biggest range of motorsport events focusing on low numbers and premium track day experience.

Now, under the watchful eye of Lauren Robinson, want2race is focusing on excelling as the biggest team in the paddock as Ginetta’s Factory Team as well providing track days across the UK and Europe for semi-exclusive, customer focused driving experiences. Additionally, want2race offers further services such as vehicle storage, transport, car hire of W2R fleet cars and GT Academy Rookie Racing, which provides full season support during race weekends, driver development and testing for drivers wanting to fulfil their passion for racing.

What we do

Our team of petrol heads offer exclusive limited number, quality track days and experiences across the UK and Europe with the added bonus of sociability and knowledge in abundance. Catering for circuit novices to experienced racers and everyone in between our days are geared up for super, race and performance cars. We run all-inclusive packages with a brand-new hospitality facility to make sure you are looked after every step of the way. We thrive on delivering our community of petrol heads hassle free and wholly bespoke events.

  • Quality over quantity our calendar visits some of the best UK circuits in addition to first class International Trips. We only offer a limited number of track spaces for purchase to ensure our days give customers that exclusive feel. We have seen an increase in demand for track time over the past two seasons, therefore we have limited the spaces on sale at our exclusive events so customers can maximise their track time at every event they attend.
  • Our event fees include additional drivers and passengers* so you don’t have to worry about pre booking/paying for your friends to join you out on track.
  • At each of our events our Hospitality Hub will be available to sit back and relax in. Enjoy a Nespresso coffee, free wifi and light bites to refuel before more track time.
  • Open Pit Lane so our drivers can utilise their track time to their needs. Avoiding busy sessions and excessive structure.
  • Sponsor goodie bags and experiences available at selected events.

*Limited to 5 guests for booking.

Based at Blyton Park race track (of course we found ourselves a home trackside) want2race have a hub of hyperactivity to ensure all mechanical and technical support is on hand keeping our fleet cars in tip top condition offering an easy arrive and drive set up.  As the sister company to Yorkshire racing car manufacturer Ginetta Cars want2race give customers the opportunity to buy their own Ginetta race car and achieve their ARDS license with one of our racing instructors and get involved with testing days leading all the up to race weekends for a full season of on track racing. Not only do our customers have their very own race car they also get a secure facility to store it at as well as transportation included for when they want to attend race weekends.

We understand life gets in the way, or maybe racing competivitley isn’t the thrill for you but you still want to perfect your race craft or just drive a race car we have the DriveDay package. This allows you to choose from our fleet of race spec Ginetta cars to run exclusively at Blyton Park prefect for petrol heads who crave that adrenaline rush.

Want2race can also give you the opportunity to live like a Top Gear presenter for the day. Well, not exactly, but we do offer a Driver Development Day where you can prefect and develop your on-track skills, this is exactly what Freddie Flintoff did on Top Gear in a Ginetta car. 

Meet the want2race Team

Lauren Robinson (Head of Business & Events) 

Rachel Sitek (Event Co Ordinator)

Mike Simpson (Grade S Chief Instructor)

Dave Charlesworth (Workshop Manager) 

Paul Brooks (Technical Support Manager)

Stephen Le Coq (Race Mechanic)  

George Benton (Race Mechanic)