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Kart star Harry Burgoyne Jr joins GB4 grid with Graham Brunton Racing

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: KSP Reportages

Graham Brunton Racing has made its first GB4 signing for 2023, with Harry Burgoyne Jr joining the team for his car racing debut.

Burgoyne has spent the last years in junior karting, finishing third in the CIK-FIA World Championship in the OK Junior class in 2020. In 2021 he was 26th in the WSK Champions Cup, before concentrating on competitions for X30 Junior karts.

He came fourth in the IAME I-Games in 2020 and ‘21, then was sixth in the IAME Warriors Final two years ago and 13th in 2022. At home, the 15-year-old Scot was seventh in the British Karting Championship in 2021 and third last season as well as winning the Little Green Man series.

“I am excited to take the next step of my motorsport career in GB4 with Graham Brunton Racing,” said Burgoyne.

“It’s a big step up from karting but I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead. I would like to thank all my sponsors, family, supporters and Mick Barrett Racing for all their continued support.”

Knockhill-based outfit GBR expanded into the F4-spec GB4 series in 2022 after several successful years in Formula Ford 1600, fielding an all-female line-up of Chloe Grant and Logan Hannah and scored a maiden victory with the latter at Donington Park.

“We are all set to get going with Harry,” said GBR’s team manager Craig Brunton. “He’s shown real talent in his karting career and the move into cars for him is an exciting step. Working with young drivers is something we specialise in and we cannot wait to hit the track later this month and start our young driver development programme with Harry.”