Friday, October 05 2012
The BRDC Formula 4 Championship has confirmed its 13th and 14th
car orders for next year's inaugural season following the entry of
leading outfit Douglas Motorsport.
Run by McLaren Autosport BRDC finalist and former British Formula Vauxhall Champion Wayne Douglas, the squad has more than 20 years experience of helping top karting drivers step up into car racing championships through their respected driver development programme - many going on to win in premier race series such as Formula Renault, GP3 and Formula 3.
This season, the team have two drivers currently lying in the top six in the Ginetta Junior Championship, with Niall Murray and Andrew Watson enjoying several race wins and podiums. Murray also remains in the hunt for the title heading into the penultimate rounds at Silverstone this weekend.
Team Principal Wayne Douglas said: "Having spoken with Jonathan Palmer about this new championship his vision for the series, coupled with the fantastic support of his MSV Group, was a key factor in our decision to join for 2013. As a former McLaren Autosport BRDC Award nominee myself, I understand first hand just how significant the BRDC's support of the championship will be. With our vast experience in similar single seater race cars, we would aim to be a front running team from the off."
Formula 4 Series Director Jonathan Palmer added: "I'm delighted Douglas Motorsport has decided to enter the BRDC F4 Championship with two cars. Given all of Wayne's experience helping young drivers, and having seen how professionally they approach the Ginetta Junior series, they're well poised to be one of our leading teams next year and I wish them every success."
Full contact details for Douglas Motorsport are available on the teams and drivers section on the F4 website www.formula4.com.