The driver from a motorsport team in Mosborough is excited for next season after a successful first year in the sport.

Redseal Racing finished 11thin the Trackday Championship after being created in April 2018, and ended their season by finishing sixth at Brands Hatch in November.

The team gained their first ever trophy at the Zaandvort circuit in Amsterdam and Patrick Seal, 35, believes they can secure more podium finished next season.

“I’m absolutely gutted the season is over, we were flying in the last three races,” he said.

“At Brands Hatch it was frantic. We had minor accident with the car and could have finished fourth or fifth, we were pushing all the way so it was unbelievable.

“We are getting better all the time with lots of improvements, so we are hopeful to push forward for podiums.”

Despite their success in the Trackday Championship, they may be forced to switch leagues in 2020.

Mr Seal says the team could switch to the Trackday Trophy, which is a sister competition to the current championship.

“The calendar doesn’t look favourable at all,” he added.

“There are several races back to back – so week after week – and that isn’t ideal for amateur racers.

“Lots of cars race in both competitions and we expect to be in the same category but we can’t do both.”

Currently the team do not have sponsors for next season but are hoping to carry some branding on their car.

They recently met with Racing Pride, which was launched in June this year to promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity in motorsport and are in talks to take part in joint events with them.

Mr Seal said: “We spent the day at Siverstone with them where we met Charlie Martin, who is a transgender driver who has won at Le Mans a couple of times.

“We’re figuring out what happens to carry some branding on our car but we are really excited about it.

“We’re still trying to encourage people not only to connect LGTBQ+ community but also to spread the message out there.”

 

Watch Redseal Racing’s highlights from Brands Hatch below: