At just 16 years and nine days old, Jack Fabby will make Michelin Clio Cup Road Series history this weekend when he joins the grid for the 2015 season finale at Silverstone.
Fabby will become the youngest ever driver to compete in the category when he takes on the Silverstone International Circuit in a Jade Developments Clio Renaultsport 197.
The former karter has competed part-campaigns in the Junior Saloon Car Championship over the past two years, taking regular top ten finishes with a best finish of seventh.
Fabby previously raced with the works Intrepid Kart UK squad, and the kart manufacturer is providing backing for his Clio Series debut as he looks ahead to a full campaign in 2016.
“I am extremely excited to be finally joining the Michelin Clio Cup Road Series – my 16th birthday couldn’t have come sooner,” said Fabby. “The Clio Renaultsport 197 is an amazing car to drive and I’m looking forward to this next stage in my career.
“The support from Intrepid Kart UK is a fantastic link from my karting days to my next step in cars. I am overwhelmed to have their distinctive brand on the car and their valued support now and throughout 2016 will be incredible.”
Fabby bolsters Jade Developments to a three-car line-up for the weekend, and the team are on course to seal the Road Series title with Luke Pinder, and could complete a championship top two with Jake Honour.
“When we first signed Jack to the team at the start of the year, it was always the plan from the beginning to bring him through into the Clio when he was old enough,” said team principal Sean Cassidy.
“He’s not fazed at all, if anything he’s really fired-up and we said to him in his last Junior Saloon race if he performed well it would be his last in that championship and we’d move him up into the Clios.
“We’re obviously hoping to win the championship with Luke at the weekend too and hoping to finish one-two with Jake, that’s definitely possible. It’d be a fantastic end to the season if we can as we’ve grown in numbers and had a great year.”