Tom Wood is a 17-year old, Silver Grade British Racing Driver from Castle Donington. An accomplished Kart Racer, with numerous British Championships to his name,
2019 will see Tom racing in the European GT4 Championship, alongside teammate Fiona James in a Pro-Am pairing for the Academy Motorsport ran Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
Tom is making his debut in European GT Racing this season, after a strong maiden season in British GT and two successful seasons in the Ginetta Junior Championship - where he was a race winner and consistent podium sitter.
The six rounds of the European Championship will hold 2 races at each event, with Tom’s campaign starting on 12th April at Monza, Italy and ending on 1st September at the Nürburgring, Germany.
Tom makes his next step on the ladder to becoming a Professional Racing Driver in 2019 - follow his progress online and via social media.
The Pershore-based squad won the category’s teams’ title in 2015 but only contested one round last season. Now Academy are back with a dual programme that sees its Aston Martin racing in British GT and the GT4 European Series Northern Cup.
Tom has joined the team following his successful 2017 Ginetta Junior Championship campaign.
He will be teamed with Jan Jonck, who will share driving duties for Academy Motorsport as he switches teams.The 19-year-old comes with prior knowledge of the car though having taken the win at Brands Hatch last year.