Sennan Fielding will switch from the BRDC Formula 4 Championship to the new MSA Formula series for 2015, returning to the BTCC package with JHR Developments.
Fielding ran with the Derbyshire-based outfit during his last season on the BTCC support bill back in 2012, when he was a championship contender in the Ginetta Junior Championship.
The former Ginetta Scholarship winner has spent the last two years in BRDC F4, a part-campaign in 2013 which included a maiden win in the Winter Series being followed by an outright title challenge last year with HHC Motorsport.
Fielding, who made BRDC F4 history as the first driver to win all three races on one weekend at Silverstone, ended up finishing fourth in the standings, earning a McLaren Autosport BRDC Award nomination in the process.
He also made some race-winning appearances in the Italian F4 championship, whilst also returning to Ginetta racing in the final rounds of the GT5 Challenge at Donington Park as he assessed a possible GT switch for the upcoming season.
Whilst an option was there for a drive in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, Fielding has decided to stick to single-seaters and hopes his F4 experience can help him challenge at the front of the field this year.
“We were evaluating a few different avenues for this year to move my career forward, and whilst I had options in GT racing too, I was keen to remain in single-seaters and get some more experience under my belt there,” said Fielding.
“When Steven approached us about racing in MSA Formula, it was immediately of interest because it’s a new championship with a lot of potential and the right people behind it. The BTCC support package is clearly the place to be as a young British driver, and rejoining JHR does feel a little like a homecoming in some ways.”
Fielding is the first driver confirmed at JHR for MSA Formula, with the team running a two-car entry under the ‘Young Guns JHR’ banner for 2015 alongside a mammoth six car entry in the Ginetta Juniors.
“I’m absolutely delighted to have Sennan back with us at JHR,” said team boss Steven Hunter. “We enjoyed a lot of success together in 2012, and watched him grow and progress in single-seaters last year.
“When the opportunity arose for us to work together again, we were keen to see if we could help Sennan stay in single-seaters in 2015. I have no doubt that his experience and ability will play a key role in helping us to develop JHR’s budding single-seater arm.”
The 2015 MSA Formula grid so far:
|Sandy Mitchell, Enaam Ahmed, Ricky Collard||TRS Arden|
|Lando Norris, Petru Florescu, Colton Herta||Carlin|
|James Pull, Daniel Baybutt||JTR|
|Josh Smith, Daniel Ticktum||Fortec|
|Jessica Hawkins, Ollie Pidgley||Team Pyro|
|Sennan Fielding||Young Guns JHR|
|Jack Butel||SWB Motorsport|
|Piers Hickin||Scorpio Motorsport|
|Tarun Reddy||Double R Racing|