Ginetta racer Harry Dyson will switch to the British Formula 4 championship for the remainder of 2017.
Dyson competed in the Ginetta Junior championship with JHR Developments until the team was excluded from the championship after the Knockhill weekend.
He was forced to sit out of the Rockingham meeting, too young to compete in F4, but has already taken part in official F4 tests.
Dyson, who recently joined the BMR Academy, will continue with JHR Developments racing alongside Manuel Sulaiman.
“I am looking forward to switch to the F4 British Championship for the last two meetings of the season,” he said.
“It’s been a challenging year, but I feel very lucky to be joining the BMR Academy as the next step in my development.
“Being part of the BMR Academy and continuing with JHR Developments means I embark upon the next chapter with the best support which will give me the chance to race at the front.”
Dyson joined JHR Developments at the end of last season, taking three points finishes in the final two rounds of the championship. He claimed his maiden victory in the first race of the season, and is currently ninth in the standings.
“Harry proved himself in the Ginetta Junior Championship earlier this year and we recently gave him the opportunity to test the British F4 car alongside Manuel Sulaiman,” said team manager Jules Aurok.
“It’s fair to say he outperformed all our expectations. Harry has made the decision to switch to the F4 British Championship for the rest of the season and it’s a great chance for him to get up to speed ahead of a championship challenge next year.”
Dyson will receive driver coaching from former BMR Academy member Ashley Sutton.