Young Mexican driver Sulaimán to Compete in F4 Challenge Cup


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Another international star has been signed for the Ford F4 Challenge Cup, as part of British F4. Mexican racer Manuel Sulaimán will compete for JHR Developments alongside Billy Monger, likely between commitments in his home country.

Sulaimán has already made his racing debut in the NACAM Formula 4 Championship during their 2016-17 campaign. So far he’s picked up nine wins from the twelve races he’s been present at so far and is well on his way to the rookie title.

The final three rounds of his Mexican campaign clash with the first round at Brands Hatch as well as the Thruxton and Croft rounds ensuring he’s almost certain to miss these. Being part of the Challenge Cup though means he will not need to be present at every round though.

“Racing for JHR Developments in the F4 British Championship Challenge Cup in 2017 is a dream come true for me,” said Sulaimán.

“We share the same philosophy and a common passion for winning, and I am sure that through hard work and determination, we can score some great results throughout the season.”

The ICR Ambiental sponsored driver has competed in the United Kingdom before, during his karting days, but will need to get up to speed with the circuits of which he’s not so familiar with. Despite this, he’ll likely be a front-runner in the Cup this year.

“We are delighted to have Manuel on-board for 2017,” JHR team principal Steven Hunter enthused.

“With what he has achieved in karting and the potential he has shown in NACAM Formula 4, we have no doubt that he will soon get up-to-speed in British F4 – and the Ford F4 Challenge Cup gives him the ideal platform from which to both learn the ropes and make a name for himself.”