Former Formula Renault BARC and Formula Ford GB racer Jack Dex has become the latest driver to target a switch from single-seater to sportscar racing for 2014, with the 21 year old hoping to join the Radical Clubmans Cup next season.
Dex, who has spent the majority of the last eighteen months on the sidelines, made a one-off appearance in this season’s Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain in the SWB Motorsport-Sinter at Rockingham, though struggled against the faster Mygale cars.
After assessing his options in single-seaters, Dex has made the decision to target a future in sportscars, feeling it will provide a wider range of opportunities at more manageable budgets.
“Single seaters has just become far too expensive for such little track time,” Dex told his official website. “It just wasn’t worth it. I couldn’t test as much as I needed to and was only competitive at circuits I managed to get some testing at. The Formula Ford car I had a brief go in this year just wasn’t competitive, so was very frustrating for me.
“Next year I will drive for the first time in car racing, with a new team, driving a new car in a new championship. It’s all very exciting and for my career. I need to redeem my reputation and start off competitively.”
Alongside any race deal, Dex is also planning to continue running the successful SWB Motorsport kart team.