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Jack Clarke makes Formula Two return

Briton aiming for championship title in second F2 campaign 21-year-old Jack Clarke, the stepson of former F1 racer Julian Bailey, is the latest addition to the 2010 FIA Formula Two Championship grid, after signing up to contest his second season...

Briton aiming for championship title in second F2 campaign

21-year-old Jack Clarke, the stepson of former F1 racer Julian Bailey, is the latest addition to the 2010 FIA Formula Two Championship grid, after signing up to contest his second season in the series.

Clarke's return to Formula Two follows a promising maiden campaign in 2009, where the Briton scored points finishes at Spa-Francorchamps and Oschersleben.

Prior to Clarke's graduation to international motorsport, the Surrey racer was a consistent frontrunner in the UK Formula Palmer Audi Championship. He took a total of six wins and 19 podium positions in his two years of competition, and finished fourth in the overall standings in 2007. His single seater career began in 2006 when he competed in the Formula BMW UK series and the ultra competitive Formula BMW World Final, in Valencia, Spain.

Jack Clarke said: "I am delighted to be returning to Formula Two and I'm looking forward to taking advantage of the experience I gained in the first season. I have a lot of mileage and knowledge of the car and operation, and I feel this will certainly help. I am aiming for podiums and wins -- last season I had less experience than the majority of drivers but now I expect to hit the ground running as I look to carry good momentum into my second campaign. It is a big boost to see Andy Soucek get a Formula One deal and I wouldn't mind being where he is this time next year. It is a credit to him and the championship, and hopefully I will be that person to take the title and the F1 test in 2010."

Jonathan Palmer, Formula Two Series Director, said: "I am delighted that Jack Clarke will be continuing in F2 during 2010. As with all the FPA graduates, F2 was a big jump last year but Jack put in some determined race performances and will undoubtedly be a lot more experienced, confident and competitive this season. Jack should be aiming for top six places and even podiums and he has the talent to achieve it."

-source: f2

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Series F2
Drivers Julian Bailey , Jonathan Palmer , Andy Soucek , Jack Clarke