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Hitech completes F4 line-up with British karting champion Gabriel Stilp

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Hitech GP has completed its British Formula 4 line-up for 2023 with the signing of Gabriel Stilp.

The 15-year-old won the British Karting Championship title for X30 Junior karts last season, and also the IAME Warriors Final for a second straight year.

For the last two months he has been testing with Hitech alongside team-mates Kanato Le, Will Macintyre and James Piszyck, The opening round, which takes place at Donington Park this weekend, will be Stilp’s single-seater race debut.

“I’m really pleased to be joining the British F4 championship this year,” said Stilp.

“To be joining last year’s champions Hitech [with Alex Dunne] is just amazing. It was a late decision to race this year so I haven’t had as many test days and the weather hasn’t been kind to me. I’m hoping with the team and my team-mates’ experience I can get up to speed and be fighting for podiums by mid year. I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

Hitech’s British F4 team manager Dominic Scott added: ““We are very happy to welcome Gabriel to the team which completes our British F4 line-up for 2023. Gabriel’s results in karting speak for themselves and we are excited to see his progression with us during the season.

“Having already tested with us, he is already working hard with the rest of the team to be ready for round one at Donington.

“Having missed out on the team’s trophy last year, everyone here is eager to get out and go for the double. There is definitely some strong competition, but we think Gabriel is a strong addition to an already competitive line-up.”