2012 Ginetta Junior Championship front-runner Niall Murray has made the move into single-seater racing for 2013, joining the re-energised Irish Formula Ford 1600 Championship.
Murray joins his Ginetta rivals Charlie Robertson and Sennan Fielding in graduating from the Junior series into open-wheel racing this season, but while they will both compete in BRDC Formula 4 this year, Murray will remain in his homeland.
Returning to his family-run team Murray Motorsport in a ’99 Van Diemen, the former Ginetta Junior Ireland champion is hoping that Formula Ford will provide him with a new platform to shine.
“I’m so excited to announce I’ll be racing in Irish Formula Ford,” said Murray. “It will be very competitive with current and past Irish Young Racing drivers of the Year competing and also current and past winners of the Formula Ford festival.
“I’ve never driven a single seater before, but I’m confident that I’ll be able to adapt to the new tracks straight away and be right on the pace quickly. I’m going to be run by my family team Murray Motorsport, which I’m very happy about as I know they are the best team I could possibly have!”
Niall starts his 2013 Irish Formula Ford 1600 campaign in Kirkistown on Saturday 6th April.