Crossey Joins Core For Formula Renault Debut

by Simon Paice

Formula Ford racer Ashley Crossey will make his Protyre Formula Renault Championship debut in the final rounds of the 2013 season at Silverstone later this month.

Karting graduate Crossey stepped up into car-racing this season, competing in the Castle Combe FF1600 Championship with Kevin Mills Racing. He has finished consistently in the top four through the campaign, and took a pole position last time out.

Crossey, who is also competing in the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone in November, will make his ‘slicks and wings’ debut with Core Motorsport. The team are making their return to the championship after missing the last rounds at Rockingham.

The last round of the championship seems like an ideal opportunity to prove my potential to the UK within one of the most competitive championships,” said Crossey.

“The deal struck with Core Motorsport was something that couldn’t be refused, and hopefully this appearance can lead to a full championship campaign next season. My target for the last round has to be a podium, especially with the progress already made in such a short period of time! A very ambitious target, but something I believe is realistic.”

“We are thrilled to have signed Ash,” added team principal Steve Durrant. “He’s got a strong karting pedigree and combined with some impressive single seater experience gained in Formula Ford 1600, we should be in a good position to be a strong contender at Silverstone.”

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