Cheshire-born racer Zubair Hoque has moved to Sean Walkinshaw Racing as he looks to establish his name amongst the stars of tomorrow, having debuted in the BRDC F4 winter series at the end of last year.
Hoque competed for HHC Motorsport during the winter. He achieved two 5th places as his best result beating experienced F4 drivers such as Connor Jupp and teammate Harrison Newey. His 5th place in the championship saw him switch to the race winning Sean Walkinshaw Racing.
Team Owner Sean Walkinshaw said; “Everyone at SWR was impressed by Zubair’s performances during the Winter Series in November, so we’re delighted he’s joined the team. Discussions are ongoing with several drivers regarding our two other seats and we’re always open to further enquiries too.” He becomes the teams first signing as they look to be competitive going into the new season.
Hoque himself commented: “I’m really looking forward to the season ahead with SWR. They’re proven race-winners and with their support I’m aiming to be competitive right from the first round of the championship.” He hoped that he would be fighting for podiums towards the end of the year and admitted that there was a lot he had to learn with car set-up.”
He’s been competing in kart racing since 2005 achieving 2nd in North West indoor cadet class karting championship as well as a 4th in Formula Kart stars at 15 years old. He also managed 5th in the MSA British Championship KF2 in 2012, but took time out in 2013 to focus on his A Levels. He will hope to build a successful career with the team.