Kevin Mills Racing has signed Victorian Formula Ford racer Jack Clifford to its GB4 line-up for 2023.
The 17-year-old finished seventh in the state FFord championship in Australia last year, racing in the Duratec class. Previously he raced in the Kent-engined FF1600 class where he was a race-winner.
In 2022 he also debuted in the country’s national FFord championship, and his background matches well to KMR as the team has a long pedigree in FFord racing in the United Kingdom before joining the Formula 4-spec GB4 series in 2022.
“I’m ecstatic to be competing in the GB4 championship in Britain this year,” said Clifford.
“It’s a big step on the motorsport ladder, especially coming from Australia. It is a great stepping stone category as it competes on world class race tracks, has tremendous exposure as well as great driving standards. I look forward to becoming one with the Tatuus GB4 car and the Kevin Mills Racing team, and cannot wait to race as I take this next step in my career.
“The learning curve in England is much steeper than Australia, and one which will develop my driving throughout the year. I look forward to working with the 2022 teams’ championship winners, the Kevin Mills Racing team.”
Clifford’s father Andrew also raced in FFord in his youth, and made it to Australian Formula 3 during his career.
KMR team principal Kevin Mills added: “We’re really looking forward to working with Jack in the 2023 GB4 championship
“He comes to us with some good FFord experience in Australia, and we will be working very hard to help him make the adaptation to slicks and wings. We’ve got some good pre-season testing planned, and alongside Jeremy Fairbairn, we’re building another really strong international driver line-up as we look to defend our title.
“Having now filled two seats, we’re now exploring options regards expanding to three cars, as we continue to receive interest and enquiries from prospective drivers.”