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Barbados’s Kyffin Simpson joins TJ Speed in FRegional Americas

by Ida Wood

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography

Cayman Islands-based teenager Kyffin Simpson will drive for the new TJ Speed team in Formula Regional Americas this season.

Simpson raced karts in America for several years before moving into car racing in United States Formula 4 with Velocity Racing Development. He picked up a best finish of sixth, before moving up to FRegional Americas with HMD Motorsports.

After his nine-race spell at the end of 2020, Simpson returns with the series’ newest team. Created by long-time single-seater engineer Tim Neff, the TJ Speed outfit plans to field three cars, with Simpson and F4 graduate Varun Choksey already signed.

“It’s great to finally confirm something we’ve been working on with Tim for a while. His experience speaks for itself really, and I learned a lot from working with him as I made my first steps into FRegional Americas racing last year,” said the Barbados-born Simpson.

“2020 was all about development, and while that’s still the case in 2021 too, I’m pushing to get TJ Speed to the front of the pack at Road Atlanta.

“Tim runs a tight ship and I’m really looking forward to working with him again in FRegional Americas Championship. Bring it on!”

In the off-season, Simpson has been testing Regional Formula 3, LMP3 and Lamborghini Super Trofeo machinery. He will return to the F3 cockpit competitively for FRegional Americas’ inaugural Winter Cup at Sebring next month. Testing will also be taking place at the circuit.

“I’m privileged and excited that Kyffin has chosen TJ Speed to compete in FR Americas this year,” Neff said.

“We’ve built a great relationship working together through 2020, and I can’t wait to get started with testing this week at Sebring.”