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Richardson announces first driver

Richardson Racing have signed kart-star Harry Webb for their British Formula 4 campaign in a move he calls the biggest step of his career.

The 20 year old is aiming for race wins in his first season in the championship as he competes for the Ford F4 Challenge Cup, which sees him compete at five rounds throughout the season.

“Of course, it won’t be easy, because I’m still learning about the car and will have to learn some of the circuits, but I’m not planning to just make up the numbers and I want to run towards the front of the field,” he said.

“The more races I do and the more experience I gain, the easier that should be and there is no doubt that I’m aiming to try and win races before the season is done.”

Webb will combine his F4 commitments with racing in the Sangyongmusso Pick Up Truck Challenge.

Though a late announcement with only a handful of days left before the start of the season, Webb has been testing with Richardson Racing over the course of the winter.

Based on what the team have seen, they share his belief that race wins are possible this year.

“From the moment he first got into the car, Harry has shown real potential behind the wheel and we’re obviously delighted that we’ve been able to strike a deal,” said team boss Gwyn Richardson.

“Although he hasn’t done as much testing as some of the other drivers on the grid, he has already shown front-running pace on track and is only going to get quicker as the season goes on. With that in mind, we have no doubt that he will be challenging for podium positions over the course of the year at the very least.

“He certainly has the talent to win races and we think he could become a real force to be reckoned with in British F4.”

Webb is the first of two drivers to be announced for the Richardson team. It’s understood the team are considering a number of options for their second driver.

Feature image credit: Caroline Rhea

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