Toby Sowery, who finished third in last years BRDC British F3, will return to the championship with Lanan Racing as he chases his second “Formula 3” title in three years.
The 20-year-old has been one of junior racing’s most successful unsigned talents going into this weekend, but has decided to return to the series that saw him claim five race wins last year. As a result, he’ll arguably go into the season as the title favourite.
Sowery has had a successful career to date, winning the MSV F3 Cup with Lanan back in 2014, before claiming the MRF Challenge title at the start of the following year.
Since then, he’s raced in MSA Formula and was a front-runner during last years British F3. He won’t be the only race winner returning though, as Enaam Ahmed and F4 winner Omar Ismail have also signed on for the new year.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Lanan Racing again. I am hungrier than ever before and pre-season testing has been positive so we are optimistic going in to the first race weekend at Oulton Park.” said Sowery
“We know our strengths and weaknesses from last year and are determined to work together to produce a faster and more consistent package this season. I can’t wait to get racing again. The field this year looks strong but we have one goal only – to take the title.”
He’ll join Aaron di Comberti, who spent 2016 competing in French F4.
Graham Johnson, team principal of Lanan Racing, commented: “Toby is a brilliant driver and we have been fortunate to enjoy a very strong working relationship over a number of years now. It is fantastic to welcome him back to the team for 2017 and we aim to build on our successes of last year and challenge for the title.”
Also announced this morning was German driver Nick Worm. The 16-year-old will join Hillspeed by Cliff Dempsey Racing, completing the teams three car line-up.