12 Feb Fortec Motorsports signs Tarun Reddy for 2016 BRDC Formula 4 campaign
Indian driver Tarun Reddy has signed with Fortec Motorsports for the 2016 BRDC Formula 4 Championship, it has been confirmed today (February 9). Reddy graduates to BRDC F4 from MSA Formula where he competed with Double R Racing in 2015.
The 18-year-old tested the new Tatuus-Cosworth at Snetterton in November, describing it as “the perfect step” in his career, and has now committed to the series for the season ahead. Reddy has previously raced in the MRF Challenge, becoming a race-winner in the 2014/15 season and finishing seventh overall in the latest iteration, whilst competing against a highly competitive field.
In 2014, Reddy competed in the Formula Renault Championship in the UK and dovetailed that with a campaign in the National MRF 1600 Championship in India, which he won. The Chennai-native was also a part of the Sahara Force India F1 Team Academy.
Reddy 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.”
Russell Dixon, Team Manager of Fortec Motorsports BRDC F4 operation, added: “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.”
Rupert Svendsen-Cook, Head of Veloce Sports and Reddy’s Manager, commented: “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 seems 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.”
The 2016 BRDC Formula 4 season features 24 races across eight rounds and visits challenging and legendary circuits such as Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.