FPAUDI: Richard Plant to contest full season

PLANT SIGNS UP TO FORMULA PALMER AUDI Teenager Richard aims for glory Sheffield teenager Richard Plant will contest his first full season of car racing in 2007, having signed up for the Formula Palmer Audi Championship. Plant, 17, made the ...

PLANT SIGNS UP TO FORMULA PALMER AUDI
Teenager Richard aims for glory

Sheffield teenager Richard Plant will contest his first full season of car racing in 2007, having signed up for the Formula Palmer Audi Championship.

Plant, 17, made the step-up from a successful karting career last November in the FPA Autumn Trophy, gaining vital experience of the 300bhp turbocharged single-seaters he will race this season. After scoring top-10 finishes in the Autumn Trophy races at Snetterton and Brands Hatch, Plant is confident he can succeed in 2007.

"The Autumn Trophy was the very first car racing I'd ever done, and the speed and the adrenaline rush of the FPA cars made me want to come back for more!" said Plant, ahead of the FPA Championship which kicks off at Silverstone on 7 April. "I've still got plenty to learn, but I'm confident I can do well this season."

FPA series boss and former Formula 1 driver Jonathan Palmer was delighted to welcome Richard back to the championship: "Richard was fantastic in the Autumn Trophy and I'm sure he'll be competitive in 2007."

The FPA Championship takes in 20 races at eight of the UK's most famous circuits, including Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Oulton Park.

-credit: formula palmer audi

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Jonathan Palmer , Richard Plant