Steven Hunter’s squad will move up to the BRDC British F3 Championship next year, with the JHR Development team buying two cars for a 2019 campaign.
A regular in the F4 British Championship, where the team recently guided Ayrton Simmons to second in the drivers standings, JHR will also compete in F3 as of next season, with their drivers yet to be announced.
Regulars in the ToCA support package, in which they’ve race every season, they’ve recorded 12 wins and 28 podiums in F4. They had also been racing in Ginetta Juniors until 2017, when the team were suspended for engine irregularities.
“We’re very happy to be joining the BRDC British F3 Championship,” said Team Principal Steven Hunter, “It is a strong Championship which runs on an impressive package and is exceptionally well organised. We’ve travelled to a few meetings this year and have been very impressed with not only the Championship itself but also the way that it has been put together.
“We are currently utilising our bespoke, in-house simulator which mirrors the on-track performance of the cars, so drivers will be able to gain knowledge and develop their skills in conjunction with a comprehensive on track test program.”
While yet to be confirmed, it’s likely the team bought their cars off Sean Walkinshaw Racing, who last competed in the series in 2016. SWR had already sold one of their three cars to Carlin at the start of the year in order for Billy Monger (who had raced for JHR last year,) to race in.
It is unknown whether Stratton Motorsport will field a driver this year, with the team still owning two Tatuus Cosworth MSV F4-016‘s. The series has confirmed the chassis will be used for a fourth season in 2019.