With the first day of testing for the BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy getting started, Double R Racing have announced their final two drivers. Tarun Reddy, who finished sixth in this years championship will be joined by 16-year-old New Zealand driver Marcus Armstrong.
Reddy is no stranger to the series. Like many of his comrades he was promoted from the MSA Formula and in his first season picked up four podiums, arguably earning him the title “best-of-the-rest” behind the breakaway top five. While his 2017 plans remain unannounced, he’ll likely be a front-runner in the Autumn Trophy.
As for his partner, Armstrong, his career is slightly more varied. He’s spent the year in karting, competing in the WSK Champions Cup, Super Master Series as well as the CIK-FIA World Championship. He has already made his racing debut though, collected a best of fourth place in a one-off Formula Renault NEC weekend.
Double R, which guided Matheus Leist to the BRDC F3 title this season, has also garnered success in a number of other categories and will be hoping to continue their run of form this weekend.
Armstrong and Reddy won’t be their only drivers though, with Dan Ticktum having already been announced the previous weekend. Thursday marks the first day of official testing with a number of the competitors already taking to the track. The first session was topped by Callan O’Keeffe with Ticktum just behind. Meanwhile, Armstrong and Reddy finished eighth and ninth respectively.
Looking ahead, Armstrong said; “I’m excited to be competing in the Duo BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy this weekend. I haven’t driven the car yet but it looks really impressive and I’m glad we have plenty of track time ahead of qualifying on Saturday so I can get up to speed.”
While Reddy commented, saying; “I’m really looking forward to getting back out on track in this weekend’s Autumn Trophy at Snetterton with Double R. Whilst I’ve been out of the car for a few months, this is a great opportunity to keep my momentum up ahead of 2017 and I’ll be pushing hard to score some strong results.”