Top BRDC F4 squad HHC Motorsport have recruited Zubair Hoque as their second driver for the BRDC F4 Winter Championship that begins at Snetterton this weekend.
The 18-year-old from Cheshire will graduate from karting to make his competitive single-seater debut in the eight-race series, joining F4 frontrunner Will Palmer at HHC.
Hoque won the British Schools Karting Championship in 2011 and was fifth in the British KF2 Championship in 2012. He has since focussed on his A Level studies, together with early tests in single-seaters.
“It?s my first race in single seaters but I already have a little amount of experience in the car,” he said.
“I?ve had 18 months off from racing to concentrate on my A Levels, so it?s going to be a big learning curve, but I?m aiming for the top five. It?s going to be all about learning through the weekend, and as long as I keep improving I?ll be happy. It?s also great preparation ahead of the main season next year.”
HHC?s Charlie Kemp added: ?We?re very pleased to welcome Zubair to the team for the Winter Championship. He?s shown a lot of promise in his karting career and although he?s had a bit of a break from racing recently, he?s still gained valuable seat time in a single seater, and we?re confident we can help to extract his potential and help push him towards the front of the grid.?
2014 BRDC F4 Winter Championship line-up so far
|Gaetano di Mauro, Enzo Bortoleto
|Jordan Albert, Fernando Urrutia
|Will Palmer, Zubair Hoque