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MSA For­mula Rookie cham­pion Enaam Ahmed will switch to BRDC For­mula 4 this sea­son with Dou­glas Mo­tor­sport.

The 16-year-old for­mer ju­nior world kart­ing cham­pion fin­ished eighth in the MSA For­mula stand­ings with Ar­den in his maiden year of car rac­ing.

He will now join Dou­glas in BRDC F4 and his man­age­ment is also try­ing to ar­range a deal for him to race in other FIA F4 cham­pi­onships af­ter he won Koira­nen GP’S Ju­nior Win­ter Chal­lenge last De­cem­ber.

“I have had a cou­ple of tests with dif­fer­ent teams, and I re­ally like the way Wayne [Dou­glas] and his team op­er­ate,” said Ahmed. “I’m so pleased to have fi­nally signed a deal with such a great team.

“The new BRDC F4 is awe­some. It’s so fast and has more aero than other ex­ist­ing F4 cars, and it seems to suit my driv­ing style more.

“We have not done much, but the lim­ited run­ning we have done, we have been straight on the pace.”

Dou­glas Mo­tor­sport boss Wayne Dou­glas added: “We’re de­lighted to have him, he’s a re­ally good sign­ing for us.

“Sev­eral big­ger teams have tried to sign him, so it’s a bit of gi­ant-killing that we’ve got him. He’s now the third world kart­ing cham­pion we’ve run af­ter Matty Gra­ham and Char­lie East­wood.

“He was fast at Sil­ver­stone last week and we will be test­ing at least once a week now un­til the sea­son starts.”

Ahmed will part­ner Aus­tralian Thomas Ran­dle in Dou­glas’s two-car line-up and Dou­glas is look­ing for­ward to the sea­son ahead.

“We’ve got two good ped­allers and it should be good,” he added. “We’ve won races with this car and know how to set it up.”

Ahmed has im­pressed in test­ing with team Ahmed and boss Dou­glas

MARCH 2 2016

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