Reigning British Formula 3 champion Jordan King has described being selected for the prestigious MSA Team UK scheme a “tremendous honour.”
Following a superb maiden Formula 3 campaign with Carlin, which saw the 19 year old win the British Formula Three International Series and finish sixth overall in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, King has been promoted from the MSA Academy scheme into the headline MSA Team UK initiative.
King, who joined the MSA Academy prior to the 2012 season, is one of nine drivers selected for Team UK next season.
“It feels brilliant! It’s the next step up the ladder, another badge on the scout’s jersey, another milestone and another box ticked,” said King.
“In British motorsport terms, Team UK really is the pinnacle. It’s a tremendous honour – when you consider how many young racing drivers there are in this country, to be one of the chosen few by our national governing body really is something pretty special.”
As part of the Team UK national squad, King will receive coaching from an expert team that includes 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours winner David Brabham and former UK Athletics performance director, Professor Dave Collins.
He will also benefit from training camps, physical conditioning at the Porsche Performance Centre at Silverstone, sponsorship and networking seminars, exclusive tours of F1 factories, FIA World Rally Championship teams and leading component suppliers, and access to some of the most sophisticated racing simulation equipment in the world.
“We’ve been working with Jordan within the MSA Academy for the last two years, and he has really impressed us with his approach and engagement,” added MSA Performance Director Robert Reid.
“Jordan will now benefit from being part of the MSA Team UK programme, where he will be working directly with a performance manager to help him realise the potential he is showing and further his racing career.”