BRDC For­mula 4 grad­u­ate Tom Jack­son lands LMP3 seat for Euro­pean Le Mans Se­ries

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BRDC For­mula 4 race win­ner Tom Jack­son will grad­u­ate into the Euro­pean Le Mans Se­ries this year af­ter land­ing a seat in an LMP3 pro­to­type with Speed Fac­tory Rac­ing.

Jack­son, 19, will share the Va­len­cia­based team’s Ligier-nis­san JS P3 with Spa­niards Al­varo Fontes and Toni Forne. Jack­son was third in last year’s BRDC F4 points and tested a Ligier LMP3 with Graff Rac­ing in 2015.

“It was start­ing to look like I wasn’t go­ing to get a chance in LMP3 as money talks so much at this level, but Speed Fac­tory have taken a chance on me and it’s a great op­por­tu­nity,” said Jack­son.

“It’ll be a tough year, no doubt, as both of my team-mates are bronze-rated driv­ers and I’m sil­ver, so will be looked at as the team leader to lead devel­op­ment and coach Al­varo and Toni on. They’ve both raced Rad­i­cals be­fore so have rea­son­able ex­pe­ri­ence and they also speak English so it makes things much eas­ier.

“The team is learn­ing the car, and so are we as driv­ers so we just need more run­ning to get fully up to speed. At first we strug­gled with set-up, but the lap times have been en­cour­ag­ing re­cently. I’m look­ing for­ward to fight­ing with the big­ger names in LMP3 like Alex Brun­dle and Matt Bell.”

Jack­son will race a Ligier JS P3 car

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