FIELD­ING TAR­GETS MSA FOR­MULA TI­TLE

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MSA For­mula race win­ner Sen­nan Field­ing is plot­ting a ti­tle chal­lenge this year as he re­turns with JHR De­vel­op­ments.

The 20-year-old fin­ished fourth in the stand­ings in 2015 and took three wins, but suf­fered a lot of bad luck dur­ing the sea­son. He is now aim­ing for a more con­sis­tent year to fight for the ti­tle.

“I gen­uinely be­lieve we’re go­ing to have a great sea­son to­gether,” he said. “In 2015, we en­coun­tered some bad luck early on which put us on the back foot and meant we couldn’t cap­i­talise on the pace we had.

“It’s clearly go­ing to be an­other tough sea­son with an ex­tremely high-cal­i­bre field of driv­ers and teams, but the ti­tle is un­ques­tion­ably our goal. For that, we’ll need to win races, score reg­u­lar points and podium fin­ishes – which was one of our trump cards last year – and we’ll also need a lit­tle bit of luck, which is some­thing we lacked in 2015.

“We’ve got the car re­ally di­alled in now, so there’s no rea­son at all why we can’t fight for the cham­pi­onship. I’ve known Steven Hunter [team boss] for a num­ber of years and have a strong re­la­tion­ship with the whole team, which means we can hit the ground run­ning as soon as test­ing be­gins.”

Hunter added: “I’ve got a lot of faith in Sen­nan as a driver. He is al­most part of the fix­tures and fit­tings at JHR [the team also ran him in Ginetta Ju­nior]. He is a good lad and a great driver. We learnt a lot over the course of last year and made a lot of im­prove­ments. We had quite a few is­sues with the car at the start of the year, but were win­ning races by the end and it bodes well for the fu­ture. We should have a strong team and it’s all start­ing to come to­gether.”

Field­ing will again be part­nered by Jack Bu­tel in the team and Hunter said that an­other cou­ple of driv­ers should be an­nounced in the next few weeks.

Field­ing will re­turn with JHR Field­ing starred in 2015

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