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Declan Jones poised for historic outings

Liverpool-based youngster Declan Jones to take part in a number of historic races later this year, working to finalise plans for 2016
2013 British GT4 vice-champion and former kart star Declan Jones will take part in a number of historic races later this year, piloting a 1964 MGB Roadster.

The 20-year-old Liverpool-based youngster, who is still working to finalise his other plans for 2016, will race the ex-works built Rob Shellard car in the HSCC Oulton Park Gold Cup, as well as in one of the support races at the Spa 6 Hours, with further events, such as the Silverstone Classic, to be confirmed.

“I'm really looking forward to getting back out racing again and the historic world seems to be booming,” he said.

“It is going to be great fun to drive the MGB and I can't wait to get out and just race.”

Last autumn, Jones made it down to the final 12 in the 2016/2017 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship, and was later invited by Porsche to test at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix, where he set some impressive times.

He subsequently received a couple offers for 2016, although they are both subject to securing a significant budget, upwards of £100,000.

“There is no-one else in paddock - and even Porsche have said this - getting any sort of deals offered to them, so that's very positive,” added Jones, who is a driving instructor at Oulton Park's Racing School and who is also working with BLiNK Motorsport as their chief instructor.

“The Porsche Scholarship was a great experience in itself and the fact they took me as far as they did and even offered me a free test, not many people got that, was very pleasing.

“I'm going to keep working at it and I am definitely not giving up on my dreams of one day racing at Le Mans.”

Anybody that would like to get involved and support Declan in 2016, can contact him direct via Twitter, @DeclanJones14.

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