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Morris makes pre-season BRDC F4 switch

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Brit Seb Morris has announced a change of plans for the 2013 season, forgoing his originally announced Formula Renault 2.0 NEC campaign with Fortec in favour of racing in the recently created BRDC F4, where he will join Hillspeed.

“I really am looking forward to competing in BRDC Formula 4 this year and delivering as many wins as I can for the guys at Hillspeed,” stated Morris. “With TV coverage on ITV4 and Motors TV and backing from the BRDC, MSV?s Jonathan Palmer has created a very exciting championship package.”

The young Brit’s manager Andy Meyrick elaborated on the reasons for the switch, saying: “With Seb?s A-Level and MSA Academy course commitments, together with a delay in the receipt of confirmed overseas sponsorship, it became apparent our preparations for the 2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC campaign were compromised and not to the level we would deem appropriate to challenge for the title.”

“We will now mount a challenge for the F4 Championship instead, which we consider to be a very meaningful and competitive BRDC backed category,” sportscar racer Meyrick added. “We also intend to use this year to test extensively with Fortec Motorsports and prepare for one of the European Formula Renault championships or, potentially, a move into European Formula 3 in 2014.”

Morris will continue to have Fortec’s support. “I want to thank Richard Dutton [Fortec owner], and his team, for all they have done for me and to also confirm I am looking forward to embarking on a concerted test programme with Fortec to fully prepare for a European campaign of some sort in 2014,” said Morris. “This may also entail some European races later this year dependent on my, and the team?s, commitments.”