Sin­gle-seater man Moore gets Mclaren gig

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For­mer BRDC For­mula 4 star Struan Moore will move into GT rac­ing this year af­ter se­cur­ing a place on the Mclaren GT Driver Academy scheme.

Moore, 20, will han­dle a Mclaren 650S GT3 in a Euro­pean se­ries along­side fel­low new­comer Alex Fon­tana from GP3, and Mclaren scheme re­turnee An­drew Wat­son.

While Moore’s ex­act cam­paign has yet to be de­ter­mined, Mclaren has a his­tory of run­ning its young driv­ers in Bri­tain. It placed North­ern Ir­ish­man Wat­son and Scots­man Ross Wylie in Bri­tish GT with the Von Ryan Rac­ing team last year.

Moore was fifth in BRDC F4 in 2014 be­fore con­test­ing the Ja­panese F3 Cham­pi­onship last year.

Mclaren GT boss An­drew Kirkaldy said: “De­spite be­ing young, driv­ers hun­gry for a new chal­lenge are mov­ing from sin­gle-seaters with a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence and a very high level of skill.”

Moore joins GT Academy

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