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Double R sign Brazilian Leist as second driver for MSA Formula

by Peter Allen
Matheus Leist

Photo: Double R

Double R Racing have announced their second driver for MSA Formula, with Brazilian Matheus Leist joining Indian Tarun Reddy in their line-up.

17-year-old Leist arrives in Europe after competing in F3 Brazil last year, finishing second in the Lights class for older machinery behind Vitor Baptista. He claimed three outright podium finishes.

Managed by British F3 race-winner Danilo Dirani and brother Dennis, Leist is testing the MSA Formula car for the first time at Silverstone today (Monday).

?I am very pleased to race my first season in the UK with Double R and Boyo [team boss Anthony Hieatt], he was Danilo’s engineer in his first year in F3 back in 2004,? said Leist.

?I know it is a very good team and I trust what Danilo says about racing in the UK, I am looking forward to the season and to having a lot of fun!?

Hieatt added: ?We?re delighted to have secured Matheus? signature for MSA Formula, he?s a young driver with a lot of potential and has a good group of people around him too with Dirani Management looking after his career.

?We?re all expecting MSA Formula to be hugely competitive, but Matheus? F3 experience will stand him in good stead.?

Double R tested Leist’s compatriot and MRF Challenge competitor Gustavo Myasava at Oulton Park last week.

2015 MSA Formula line-up so far
Team Drivers
Carlin Lando Norris, Colton Herta, Petru Florescu
Arden Motorsport Sandy Mitchell, Enaam Ahmed, Ricky Collard
JTR James Pull, Daniel Baybutt
SWB Motorsport Jack Butel, Rafa Martins
Double R Tarun Reddy, Matheus Leist
Fortec Motorsports Josh Smith, Dan Ticktum
JHR Developments Sennan Fielding