After recently making his return to racing, Dan Ticktum has announced he’ll be joining the BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy. The Sussex-born racer has spent the last year serving a ban from competition, as a one-weekend series, the Autumn Trophy will be the perfect place for him to once again prove his capabilities in front of others.
Ticktum will race for the Double R Racing team that guided Matheus Leist to the overall title this year. It’s also the teams first signing with just over a week until the event.
Prior to 2015 he was a successful karter, finishing runner-up in the CIK-FIA European KF-Junior Championship. The next year he finishing second in the WSK Masters and third for the subsequent WSK Champions Cup. Since then he’s competed in MSA Formula, where he picked up three wins.
The 17-year-old has already made his return to racing this season, after an outing with Carlin in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship a few weeks ago. He achieved a best of thirteenth in his first race, though wasn’t eligible for points.
“It is great to be competing in the BRDC British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy at Snetterton and I am delighted to be running with a team as successful as Double R Racing.” said Ticktum “I am really looking forward to the weekend and we are definitely aiming to run at the front of the pack.”
Anthony Hieatt, Team Principal of Double R Racing, added: “Dan is a really talented driver and it is great to have him join the team for the Autumn Trophy. After enjoying much success this year in the main championship, winning the title with Matheus Leist, we are definitely aiming to carry that form into the Snetterton weekend.”
The Autumn Trophy will take place on 29-30 October at the Snetterton 300. The one-weekend format will give the drivers four races to prove their ability.