Fifteen-year-old James Pull will make his single seater debut in 2015 in the inaugural season of MSA Formula after signing a deal to race for multiple Formula Ford champions Team JTR.
Born in Singapore to his Malaysian Chinese mother and British father, Pull moves up from Karting where he has had some success, finishing runner-up in the Yamaha SL Cup Malaysia and Asian Karting Open Championship back in 2010, and winning the Rotax Max Singapore series in 2011.
He moved to United Kingdom for his education in 2012, and raced in cadets with Emilia Kart and in KF3/KF-Junior with Chiesa Corse and then Tony Kart Racing Team, and was under the guidance of former Kart World Champion Oliver Oakes. In 2014, Pull was invited to join the McLaren Performance Academy, and he graduated in December.
“I am really excited to be joining JTR for the 2015 MSA Formula season,” said Pull. “JTR drivers have won the British Formula Ford Championship for the past three years, and I am looking forward to working with Nick Tandy and the team.
“I am going to be working very hard between now and the first race at Brands Hatch in April to make sure that I am as fit and as competitive as possible.”
Team Boss Nick Tandy, a Porsche factory driver in various series’ around the world, is hopeful his new driver can perform when the series gets underway in April.
“James tested with JTR a few times at the end of last year and on the back of that we are delighted he will be joining us in the team,” said Tandy. “His preparation and commitment to starting his racing career in 2015 meant he was top of our list for winter testing and he didn’t disappoint.
“We have a solid test plan based around his schooling commitments so I’m sure we’ll be ready to go at Brands Hatch.”
The MSA Formula kicks off at Brands Hatch in April, with the winner of the championship earning ten points towards a Formula 1 Superlicence. They will also hold the title of FIA Formula 4 Champion of Great Britain.