South African driver Sisa Ngebulana has confirmed he will return to the BRDC Formula 4 Championship next season with his existing team, HHC Motorsport. Throughout 2015, he took one podium on his way to eleventh in the standings.
He also notably competed in the recent Autumn Trophy, again for HHC. His third place finish overall allowed him to claim a BRDC prize. As a result he will receive 25% of his race budget for this season, thus making his decision to return even easier.
The 17 year old commented; “I’m happy to be back in the 2016 Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship with defending champions HHC Motorsport. I had a good run during my first year in 2015, including a very positive Autumn Trophy with the new car, and I’m looking to improve on my performances further in 2016 . The staff at HHC are awesome and a great bunch to work with, so I’m excited to be in their company once more in 2016.”
Charlie Kemp, Team Principal of HHC Motorsport, added: “We are delighted to have Sisa back with us for the 2016 season. He made great progress in his first season racing in Europe last year and achieved some strong results, with his Autumn Trophy performance a particular highlight, so we are looking forward to continuing our relationship into next year and seeing what we can achieve together.”
During a test a few days before the Autumn Trophy, The Checkered Flag caught up with him and then-team mate Sennan Fielding about their prospects for the series. Ngebulana also commented on 2016, saying; “For the main series I’m still yet to find out who’s my team mate.” Going on to admit that he’d return to HHC.
He seemed positive about his and the teams chances saying; “They’ve been doing very well in previous years, last year was a learning year for me. So this year I’ll be putting them on the podium again.”
“It all tells in the testing so we’ll see from the next test we’ll how high our pace was and how we can get better and if I’m at the top, how to stay there”