Mc­mul­lan ties up For­mula Ford 1600 re­turn

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Reign­ing Na­tional For­mula Ford 1600 cham­pion Jonny Mc­mul­lan will re­turn to the se­ries this year, driv­ing a brand new Van Diemen for Old­field Mo­tor­sport.

Last sea­son Mc­mul­lan com­peted in the Mo­tor­sport Ire­land Bernard Dolan-run Van Diemen LA10 but he will now switch teams.

Mc­mul­lan is only con­firmed for the first round at Oul­ton Park on April 9 at the mo­ment, but he wants to com­plete the full sea­son.

“I’ll def­i­nitely be do­ing Oul­ton and af­ter that it’s round by round,” he said. “I’m try­ing to get the bud­get to do the full year so I can try to win the cham­pi­onship and get the Mazda Road to Indy shootout prize. I’ve been try­ing to get to Amer­ica for a while and this is a good prize.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to get­ting back rac­ing. I haven’t tested the car be­fore so I will be go­ing in at the deep end.”

Stu­art Gough won the 2014 ti­tle with Old­field and the team is look­ing for more suc­cess.

Boss James Old­field added: “It’s a late deal but we’ve fi­nally got it to­gether. As soon as we an­nounced we were run­ning the new Van Diemen, Jonny was one of the first driv­ers to get in touch. It’s great we’ve got cham­pi­onship­win­ning driv­ers want­ing to come on board with us.

“Jonny will at­tempt to hold onto his ti­tle – it’s a bold state­ment but we are a cham­pi­onship-win­ning team our­selves. It’s go­ing to be com­pet­i­tive this year and it’s not go­ing to be easy.”

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