Reddy joins Fortec for BRDC F4 switch

Indian racer Tarun Reddy has announced a move from MSA Formula to another British open-wheel category BRDC F4 for the 2016 season.

The Indian finished 14th in his maiden MSA Formula campaign, plagued by car issues throughout the season.

Reddy will be racing for British team Fortec in 2016 and becomes the fourth Indian driver in the BRDC F4 championship this year.

On the announcement, the 18-year-old said: "I'm happy to sign with a leading team like Fortec for the 2016 BRDC F4 season."

"We had a couple of tests at the end of last year which went really well.

"The goal for the next upcoming pre-season tests is to work with the team and develop the car to my driving style so that we can hit the ground running to challenge for wins and podiums from the get-go."

His manager Rupert Svendsen-Cook - a racing driver himself - added: "It's a great fit for Tarun at Fortec and I'm very happy for him to be joining such a prestigious team that wins year after year."

"The winning environment is something that Tarun is thriving in and the much faster and more powerful car seem to suit his style very well.

"The level of the series is going to be one of the highest in the world and I believe that Tarun can challenge to win from the outset."

Russell Dixon, who manages Fortec's F4 team, said: "We are delighted to announce Tarun will be racing BRDC F4 with us this year, he showed rapid progress in winter testing, building a good relationship with the team and his engineer."

"I'm sure he will be fighting for podiums and race wins if he continues to work hard,'' he added.

Along with Reddy, India will be represented on the 2016 BRDC F4 grid by Ameya Vaidyanathan at Carlin, Akhil Rabindra at Lanan Racing and Krishnaraaj Mahadik in Chris Dittmann Racing.

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Series Other open wheel , BF3
Drivers Tarun Reddy
Teams Fortec Motorsports
Article type Breaking news