Scottish kart ace to Euro Frenault
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.”