HILLSPEED COLLECTS BRAND NEW TATUUS BRDC F4 CARS FROM MSV
Multiple race-winning BRDC Formula 4 Championship team Hillspeed is busy ramping up its preparations for next month’s eight-race Autumn Trophy, having collected its new generation Tatuus F4-016 cars from series organiser MotorSport Vision.
The Derbyshire squad, which has been an integral part of BRDC F4 since its inauguration in 2013, is continuing to throw its full support behind the championship with the arrival of the Tatuus-Cosworth which team principal Richard Ollerenshaw sees as a game-changing moment for British motor racing.
Collecting its new cars from Bedford Autodrome on Friday, 2nd October, Hillspeed is now ready to head into an extensive testing programme ahead of November’s Autumn Trophy where the team intends to field a capacity three-car entry.
“We’re very impressed indeed by the new Tatuus, it looks a fantastic car and a major leap forward for BRDC F4”, said Ollerenshaw, “With the cars back at the workshop, we’re currently going over them with a fine tooth comb in readiness for a serious test programme over the coming weeks.
“It’s very important to be in a position to really hit the ground running when the Autumn Trophy starts, so everyone in the team is working as hard as ever to ensure that’s the case. Hopefully, we’ll be able to confirm our first driver signing for the championship very soon.”
Ollerenshaw added: “Giles Butterfield and the team at MSV have done a fantastic job in providing the cars in the operation state that they have. The cars ran faultlessly when we shook them down at Bedford on Friday, when we collected them, and I have no doubt that they would have been more than capable of commencing the testing program without significant work by ourselves.”
The brand new Tatuus constructed chassis is based on the F4 blueprint laid out by the FIA but is much more powerful than cars raced in other Formula 4 categories across the globe, boasting a 230bhp Cosworth engine.
Positioning BRDC F4 as the key ante-chamber to GP3 and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the new car will make its competitive bow in race conditions over the weekend 7th/8th November at Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk for the opening four rounds of the Autumn Trophy. Brands Hatch Indy Circuit in Kent will host the final four races on 14th/15th November.
Drivers interested in discussing the possibility of joining Hillspeed for the upcoming Autumn Trophy should contact Richard Ollerenshaw on +44 (0)1433 650400, on +44 (0)7966 650400 or by email to [email protected]