Reece Lycett will become the youngest driver ever to take part in the Speed Group F1000 championship as he takes to the grid at Croft this weekend.
Lycett, from Stourport-on-Severn, will be making his first move into cars after running a testing programme with the Jedi Factory Racing Team, who will run Lycett in the final two rounds of the 2018 championship.
The 16-year-old has only been karting for six years but already has plenty of experience to call upon, including winning the F6 National Honda Cadet Championship in his debut year. Further success followed becoming iame Cadet vice-champion in 2014 at Clay Pigeon plus finishing fourth in the Hunts Kart Racing Club Junior X30 Championship last season.
“From as early as I can remember, I’ve dreamt about driving a single seater race car and this year my dreams have come true.” said Lycett. “It’s going to be hard making the step from karts to cars but the testing has gone to plan and I’ve been made to feel really welcome by the F1000 grid. I’m looking forward to the new competition and learning as much as I can. We are hoping to compete at the front of the field as soon as possible.”
Frazer Corbyn, team manager for Jedi Factory Racing, is looking forward to seeing Lycett’s progression and hoping to build on some promising outings so far. “We are really pleased to welcome Reece to our race team and the Speed Group F1000 Championship. At recent tests, Reece took to the Jedi F1000 spec car really well and it is apparent that he definitely has the potential to be competitive. The first job is to get Reece’s first circuit meeting under his belt at Croft, where he will become the youngest driver to ever compete in the championship, and then go from there. We are looking forward to working with him and seeing his progress.”
Lycett is only currently confirmed for the final two rounds this season but hopes to race in the series full time next season. “These two outings will help me get up to speed for 2019 but we are still currently looking for sponsors and partners for next season”.
The F1000 Championship supports the TCR championship this weekend at Croft giving Lycett the perfect opportunity to showcase his skills in front of a wider audience.
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