22 Dec Ben Hingeley joins Fortec for 2017 BRDC British Formula 3
Fortec Motorsports Ltd is pleased to announce the signing of young racing ace Ben Hingeley for its 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship campaign. Hingeley returns to the Daventry based squad following a solid outing in the 2016 British F3 Autumn Trophy and joins Danish driver, Nicolai Kjaergaard, who remains with #TeamFortec for a second consecutive season as he steps up from British F4.
19-year-old Hingeley, who was born in Chester, England, enjoyed an impressive maiden season in BRDC British Formula 3 in 2016 with HHC Motorsport, finishing 10th overall. He achieved his maiden podium finish during the penultimate round at Snetterton before qualifying on pole position at the season finale, attaining a further third placed trophy in race one at Donington Park.
Hingeley achieved notable success in karting, winning the 2011 Welsh Mini Max title. He was deputy champion in the 2013 Super One Junior Rotax Championship whilst taking the British Open crown in the same year. He made the step up to single-seater racing in 2015, claiming the Formula Jedi title in his rookie season with eight race wins, three further podium finishes and three lap records.
Ben Hingeley, driver Fortec Motorsports BRDC British F3 team
“I am delighted to be returning to the British F3 Championship with Fortec Motorsports. We have just returned from a fantastic few days testing in Valencia and I am feeling really confident for the coming season. Fortec is a professional team with a wealth of experience and I am looking forward to working with them.
I would like to thank Mr Paul Rooney of Arun Estates and Thakeham Homes for this amazing opportunity. Without his continued support I would not be in this fortunate position.”
Russell Dixon, team manager, Fortec Motorsports British F3
“We are delighted to have Ben at Fortec for the 2017 BRDC British F3 Championship. We watched him progress in 2016 and he was at the top of our driver ‘shopping list’ for 2017. He showed fantastic pace during winter testing and the British F3 Autumn trophy so, with continued hard work, we expect him to be a championship contender.”