Fortec Motorsport have confirmed James Hedley will be a part of their line-up forward of the 2021 F4 British Championship licensed by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost season.
17-year outdated BRDC Rising Star and 2019 Ginetta Junior champion James Hedley is about to make the swap to Fortec Motorsport from JHR Developments after a robust debut British F4 marketing campaign in 2020, which yielded 4 wins together with a clear sweep of victories at Thruxton on the best way to a fifth place championship end.
Hedley additionally scored 4 pole positions and quickest laps, in addition to three extra podium finishes at Donington, Oulton Park, Silverstone and Snetterton, and arrives into 2021 as one of many definitive favourites for a title cost in his second season.
And along with his continued participatipn on the BTCC help bundle, Hedley’s races can be screened dwell and free-to-air on ITV4, and capability trackside crowds are anticipated, when the present authorities restrictions enable after Might seventeenth and because the 12 months progresses, additional enabling him to place himself within the highlight which is essential for the event and development of younger drivers.
“I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be becoming a member of the reigning champions Fortec Motorsport in British F4. After an unfortunate season final 12 months, I’ve some unfinished enterprise this 12 months and I can’t wait to get began at my residence observe at Thruxton in lower than a fortnight.
“We’ve the price range to begin the season and hopefully my outcomes will appeal to extra sponsors alongside the best way. A large due to my loyal sponsor Hendy Group for his or her continued help.” stated Hedley.
Fortec Motorsport’s F4 Group supervisor Ollie Dutton was fast to share his pleasure of gaining Hedley’s companies for 2021, paying tribute to his current observe report and appears ahead to seeing what the pair can obtain.
“It’s implausible to have the ability to unveil James as a Fortec driver forward of the brand new British F4 season. His performances final 12 months had been very spectacular; between that and his Ginetta Junior title the 12 months prior, it’s clear he has plenty of potential.
“Driver improvement is one thing we put entrance and centre in our programmes, so it’ll be nice to work with James on taking that subsequent step and attempt to put a championship bid collectively. He’s clicked very well with the entire staff, and new team-mates Joel and Ollie, throughout winter testing to date, and I’m trying ahead to seeing what we are able to obtain.” stated Dutton.
The 2021 season begins on the high-speed Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire on 08-09 Might.