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Brabham back with reigning champs
Published 10/03/14



SAM BRABHAM has confirmed his return to reigning Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Champions JTR, as the 19-year-old plans to mount his first single-seater title fight aboard the EcoBoost Mygale.

The Henley driver heads into his second season with the Bedford-based JTR outfit after ranking Scholarship runner-up and fourth overall, despite missing the opening rounds of his debut Formula Ford campaign last year.

Brabham has since been selected for the BRDC Rising Stars programme, joined the MSA Academy and earned international top 10 status in the MRF challenge, with a best result of fifth in Bahrain.

A frequent Formula Ford race leader in the closing stages of 2013, the third generation driver came agonisingly close to taking his first race victory on numerous occasions. Now Brabham has his sights set on following 2013 JTR-team mate Dan Cammish to the British Formula Ford title, as the series continues to support the UK’s biggest motorsport package, the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

The inclement weather has hampered testing efforts so far this year, yet Brabham recently gave a glimpse of his current form at Thruxton where he topped the unofficial timesheets by more than four-tenths of a second. The first season rounds get under way at Brands Hatch at the end of the month.


Brabham said: “It feels really good to be back with JTR this season. We had a brilliant first year and together we achieved results I didn’t think would be possible in my rookie season.

“This year is going to be even better. Racing in the MRF Challenge, I’ve worked hard to improve my performance and race craft, while being selected for the BRDC Rising Stars programme and the MSA Academy has been a great confidence boost.

“I’ll have the benefit of starting the season from the first rounds and that’s going to help me get every championship point possible. The competition is going to be strong, so pre-season preparation and testing is going to be key, but I’ve no doubt that JTR will put together another winning package.”

Published 10/03/14


 
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