Bart Horsten is set to make his BRDC British F3 debut this weekend at Oulton Park with Lanan Racing.
The Australian driver is set to take on his second season of competition in UK Motorsport after his successful season in British Formula 4 last year. Horsten prepared for the season when it was originally planned to start in April, with the support from The Web Guys, CKD Shop, Kapow!, EP Warmfloor and D&K Accounting.
Due to the UK lockdown restrictions, the 18 year old Australian benefitted from a second pre-season testing programme, gaining test days at Oulton Park, Donington Park, Snetterton and Brands Hatch. Horsten enjoyed the time testing and is now excited to race the car for the first time this weekend.
Horsten Commented, “Pre-season testing has gone well and been useful for learning more about the tracks and making progress with the car given that the aero package is new for 2020. It’s been helpful testing with my Lanan Racing team-mates and gauging where I am compared to them.
“Oulton Park is a tricky circuit as there’s not a huge amount of run off. It’s a bit of a disruptive lap, so it’s hard to get into a rhythm and there’s quite a variance in different corners. It’s also quite hard to follow and overtake, so it’s going to be a challenge.
“It’s going to be important to make a good start to the season and it will be different this year given the pre-season circumstances. It’s going to be critical to start with a strong and consistent weekend all the way through.
“I’ll approach my driving the same say I’ve been approaching my off season and focus on everything I’ve been working on during this extended pre-season. I’m going to head in approaching it like a normal weekend, but I’ll be trying to improve on a lot of things since I last raced a car in 2019″.