Home Formula 3GB3 Elite Motorsort signs James Hedley for GB3

Elite Motorsort signs James Hedley for GB3

by Ida Wood

Elite Motorsport has signed British Formula 4 race-winner James Hedley to complete its GB3 line-up for 2022.

The 18-year-old will be racing for a team he has already tasted considerable success with, having raced for Elite in Ginetta Junior from 2017 to ’19.

In 2018 he won the championship’s winter series title and came eighth in the main series, then in 2019 was Ginetta Junior champion. He stepped up to British F4 in 2020 and won four races as a rookie, and repeated that feat last year.

“My goal is to be the 2022 GB3 Champion,” said Hedley, who finished 10th on his series debut with Elite in the final round of 2021.

“Elite is a great team and with our previous history together that included winning the 2019 Ginetta Junior championship and linking up again for the final event of last year’s GB3 series, it was no surprise that I felt right at home – almost like I’d never left.

“GB3 is a series that continues to grow, with big grids making it very competitive, which I like. The new car is awesome and is very fast because of the extra aero.”

The new GB3 car includes the halo cockpit protection device and a side-mounted air intake. Hedley will accompany Tom Lebbon and John Bennett in Elite’s line-up.

“I’m delighted to have secured James for his first full season in GB3. He’s obviously no stranger to us at Elite,” said the team’s owner and manager Eddie Ives.

“The early running we’ve done with James in the 2022 GB3 car has been really promising and from a team perspective it’s awesome to have a full squad of Elite alumni. There’s still six weeks before the season begins so I’m confident that we’ll hit the ground running.”