Jonck Dropped Due to Lack of Budget as SWR Prepare for Spa


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Sean Walkinshaw Racing prepare for the single fly away round at Spa-Francorchamps, though Jan Jonck will not be joining them. Budget issues mean the Dane is unable to compete in the BRDC British F3 weekend, he’ll look for a solution to compete in the remaining rounds.

Jonck had been the lead driver for the last two rounds, collecting 142 points this season. He currently sits fourteenth in the standings. His result is impressive after a mediocre season in ADAC Formula 4 saw critics question his move to F3.

“It’s a real shame Jan won’t be with us at the weekend, unfortunately his budget can’t be stretched over the last three events,” said SWR team owner Sean Walkinshaw“He’s a very quick young driver with a lot of ability and it’s been great working with him this year – he delivered some strong performances for SWR.”

The remainder of the team prepares for the international round without him, choosing not to immediately fill the seat. Thomas Maxwell prepares to bounce back after a poor Silverstone where he failed to collect a top eight finish. The result sees him break his record of finishing every race in the top twelve. A feat that has seen him rise to eighth in the championship.

Also racing will be South African Eugene Denyssen. The 20-year-old followed his team-mate in race one at Silverstone, to collect his second top ten finish of the season.

“Spa is such a great track, a fantastic challenge for any driver and the perfect venue for British F3 cars”, continued Walkinshaw. He had been in race action himself this past weekend, competing in the Blancpain Sprint Cup at the Nurburgring in Germany.

“All of the guys in the team are looking forward to being back in Belgium and we’re hopeful of a strong weekend for Tom and Eugene. Obviously, we’d love to get them both in the top 10 and that’s the aim.”

There are plans to hold the cancelled final race from Silverstone at a later round.