Toby Sowery, one of the rising stars of British motorsport, has renewed his partnership with Lanan Racing to compete in the 2016 BRDC Formula 4 championship. He last raced for the team in 2014 when he won the MSV F3 Cup in the cup class.
More recently, Sowery was nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in which he got the opportunity to drive a number of different cars with five of his racing compatriots. The opportunity was presented to him after he managed to claim the MRF Formula 2000 title earlier in 2015, but he lost out winning the award to 2015 BRDC F4 champion Will Palmer.
In response to the new challenge, Sowery commented, saying; “I can’t wait to be back out in a car again, especially with Lanan. We’ve had an amazing time working together to win the F3 Cup title, which should set us up well for the new F3-like F4 car. It already feels great and I’m looking forward to winning some more races.”
“It’s great to have Toby back and to give him this chance. He is a proven front-runner” said Lanan’s team principal, Graham Johnson. “We are confident that the car will be very competitive so I am absolutely sure he’ll be straight at the front. Given his experience relative to his age, he will be a valuable asset to the whole of the team too. He is going to be difficult to beat.”
Sowery also spent the second half of 2015 racing in MSA Formula alongside a number of drivers, who like him have made the leap to BRDC F4 including 2014 series champion Lando Norris and runner-up Ricky Collard. He’ll be joined at the Lanan outfit by experienced F4 driver Akhil Rabindra, while the two remaining Lanan seats are yet to be announced.
The new season revs up at Snetterton on March 27/28.