Ashley Crossey has set his sights on making a full-time move into the Protyre Formula Renault Championship this season.
Crossey made an encouraging category debut in final rounds of 2013 at Silverstone, carding ninth and seventh place finishes with Core Motorsport.
That came at the end of a successful maiden car-racing campaign for the Plymouth University student, who was a regular top four finisher in the 2013 Castle Combe Formula Ford 1600 Championship with Kevin Mills Racing.
The 20 year old has potential deals lined-up with a couple of Formula Renault teams for 2014, but is still pushing to get the required budget together.
“I’ve recently signed with new management, who I’m working with to secure the corporate partnerships needed to make 2014 happen, and big steps are currently being made in the hunt for a full campaign this year,” said Crossey.
“I personally believe that Formula Renault is the best championship for me, from the perspective of a development route and cost involved. Having a good debut last season, showing that I can perform well with wings in Renault, has opened up a number of opportunities of deals for me.
“We are in talks with a group of individuals that are keen to get involved in the prospect of having a shot at taking the title this year.”
The 2014 Protyre Formula Renault Championship kicks off at Rockingham on 5/6 April, with the series enjoying a boost for this season with the recent announcement of a second bout of live television coverage with Motors TV.