Scot­tish kart ace to Euro Fre­nault

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Scot­tish kart­ing cham­pion Fin­lay Hutchi­son will make his car rac­ing de­but in the For­mula Re­nault North­ern Euro­pean Cup this year with Mark Bur­dett Mo­tor­sport.

The 16-year-old will part­ner fel­low Bri­ton Alex Gill at the team for his maiden car rac­ing sea­son.

Hutchi­son en­joyed a suc­cess­ful kart­ing ca­reer, claim­ing the WSKC Ro­tax Mini Max ti­tle in 2011 be­fore adding the Scot­tish Ro­tax Mini Max crown in 2012.

Hutchi­son joined the team for win­ter test­ing in Va­len­cia last year and has con­tin­ued his pro­gramme in the UK in re­cent months.

“From the first test I did with the team we all worked to­gether re­ally well,” he said.

“There won’t be any ex­pec­ta­tions for my first sea­son. The aim is just to de­velop well and learn as much as I can from the team and my team-mate Alex.”

Mark Bur­dett added: “It’s a big step into NEC from kart­ing. He just needs to make the best progress he can, de­velop his skills and move up the or­der as the sea­son un­folds.”

Kart­ing ace Hutchi­son

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