For the second year in succession, the Formula Jedi champion has joined the BRDC Formula 4 Championship. After the success of privateer Jack Lang, Welsh driver Ben Hingeley has joined team champions HHC Motorsport for a full campaign.
Hingeley has already proven his credentials in karting, after a strong campaign in the Junior Rotax British Open series in 2014 saw him claim the title. In the same year he finished runner in the Super One Junior Rotax Championship, before moving up to Formula Jedi for 2015.
“I am thrilled to be competing in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship this year with HHC Motorsport.” said Hingeley. “I’ve had the chance to do some limited testing and I’ve found the car awesome. HHC is a fantastic team with their knowledge and experience and I hope to be up to speed very quickly.”
“This is a step up for me and a new challenge, so with the extra downforce and power it will take some getting used to. It has taken some time for it all to come together… I am looking forward to the season starting and giving it my all.”
Charlie Kemp, Team Principal of HHC Motorsport, commented: “Ben is a talented young racer and we are pleased that he has committed to the BRDC Formula 4 Championship with HHC. We are looking forward to developing his talent throughout the season.”
2015 saw the previous Jedi champion Lang step up to the F4 series with Lang Sport. Over the course of the season he picked up two podium positions on his way to tenth in the title, the highest ever placing for a father and son team in the championship.
The season, which kicks off on March 27 and 28, will begin at Snetterton. Hingeley’s singing ensures that all the HHC Motorsport seats have now been filled, with experienced drivers Sisa Ngebulana and Omar Ismail leading the charge.