Fortec Motorsports Ltd is owned by ex-racing driver and businessman Richard Dutton. Having put his own racing career behind him, Richard began working for Fortec in 1993 and eventually bought the outfit two years later at the end of 1995. He also managed Brazilian racing driver Ricardo Rosset who was racing in Formula One at that time. The team began racing in the now defunct series Formula 3000 and Formula Opel and has grown over the years to become the biggest single seater race team in the UK. 2012 saw the team run twenty-three drivers across six racing formulas from Formula 1 feeder series Formula Renault 3.5 to one of the first rungs of the racing ladder BARC Formula Renault. Fortec finished in the top three of all six formulas they ran in and took the championship titles in the Formula Renault 3.5, Formula Renault NEC and Intersteps.