Fortec Motorsport have announced they’ll be entering the 2015 Duo BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy in the build up to the 2016 season having purchased three Tatuus-Cosworth MSV F4-016 cars, the series’ new model.
The Fortec team has experience in single-seater racing, as they are competing in six series, including Formula Renault 3.5, all three currently running Formula Renault 2.0L categories as well as FIA European Formula Three and BRDC F4’s rival championship; MSA Formula.
BRDC F4 previously announced that 24 of the 26 Tatuus cars that were produced had been sold to existing teams. With a maximum grid of 30 cars, it’s a possibility more teams may be announced in the coming months.
The Series chief executive Jonathan Palmer said he was; “Delighted to welcome Fortec to our BRDC F4 Championship with our new Tatuus-Cosworth car. Fortec are clearly one of the most successful single-seater race teams outside of F1 with huge experience and success.”
“Their participation is a great endorsement of the appeal of our 2016 BRDC F4 Championship, which fits perfectly into the big existing gap between FIA F4 and FIA F3.”
Team Principal Richard Dutton took over Fortec in 1995 and since then, has grown it to be one of the most successful open wheel teams in Europe. Having made the decision to enter the series, Dutton commented, saying;
“BRDC Formula 4 fits really well with what we are doing as a team in developing professional drivers. There is definitely a need for a single-seater series at this level. I am sure it is going to be a good championship, nearly as fast as the former British Formula 3 cars.”
“…I think Jonathan Palmer has been very clever in putting this car together. It all makes sense so that’s why we have ordered three cars to run in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship.”