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ELLIS ELECTS TO RACE IN BRITAIN FOR 2005 Croydon's Bradley Ellis will return to race in Britain in 2005 with Mark Burdett Motorsport in the Formula Renault UK Championship, which kicks off its season opener at Donington Park, Leicestershire, on...

ELLIS ELECTS TO RACE IN BRITAIN FOR 2005

Croydon's Bradley Ellis will return to race in Britain in 2005 with Mark Burdett Motorsport in the Formula Renault UK Championship, which kicks off its season opener at Donington Park, Leicestershire, on Sunday 10 April 2005.

Ellis returns to the UK after an encouraging first season in the Italian Formula Renault Championship in 2004 with new team, Itloox Racing, where he gained valuable single seater experience. This budding champion of the future joins top team Mark Burdett Motorsport to mount his British Formula Renault campaign, with local sponsorship already secured from Progress Vehicle Management of Croydon.

The 17-year-old former British and European karting star already has a string of Championship crowns to his credit, including the prestigious MSA British Cadet Championship (1999), the 2000 British Formula Yamaha Championship and two Italian Industrial Trophy titles (2001 and 2002). He now has his sights firmly set on achieving the same level of results in the Formula Renault UK Championship and has already shown promising form in testing.

"I can't wait to get back into the British motor racing scene, which is the most competitive in the world. The Formula Renault UK Championship is one of the most challenging single seater series in the country and presents the best possible platform for my career progression. It's sure to be a challenging first year but with the backing of top UK team, Mark Burdett Motorsport, I have the best possible chance to succeed," commented Bradley.

Mark Burdett, Team Principal, said: "We are pleased to have signed Bradley for this season, having followed his successful karting career over the past few years. Bradley gelled with the team from the very first test day and has made good progress ever since. Bradley will develop throughout the year as he learns the UK circuits and the whole team are confident that by the second half of the season he can be a consistent front runner."

The first round of the Formula Renault UK Championship also coincides with the launch of Bradley's new website www.bradleyellisracing.com, specially created by Hands-on associates of London. Here fans can keep up to date with all the latest news and regular race reports.

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