British karting graduate Joe Turney will contest the opening rounds of the 2019 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost at Brands Hatch this weekend.
The 17-year-old became the only British karter to claim the X30 British, BNL European and World Championship crowns in a single season and will partner Zane Maloney as the triple British F4 champions aim to reach a century podiums.
As well as his Karting credentials, Turney is also excelling in the Motorsport UK Academy AASE education programme that allows aspiring drivers focus on their motorsport campaigns as well as gain an educational qualification in conjunction with Loughborough College.
His switch into Britain’s FIA-sanctioned Formula 4 series marks his first foray into single-seaters, as he aims to follow in the footsteps of Carlin alumni Lando Norris, Max Fewtrell and Jamie Caroline in claiming the overall prize in Ford’s winning formula.
“I’m delighted to be joining Carlin this weekend and excited to have my first ever car race,” said Turney.
“I’ve already done some testing with the team, which has gone well, and I feel like I’ve made some good progress thanks to the advice and guidance I’ve received so far.
“Zane is a really strong benchmark to have as a team-mate; hopefully we’ll be able to deliver some good results for the team this weekend at Brands Hatch.”
For more information on the Motorsport UK Academy AASE programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively a member of the Motorsport UK Academy team will be at PFI on Saturday 13 April 2019 to answer any questions which you may have.
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