Dan­ish ace gets fresh Mono deal

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Dan­ish teenager Cato Poulsen has ex­tended his UK rac­ing pro­gramme to take in a fur­ther three rounds of the Mono­posto Cham­pi­onship af­ter an im­pres­sive de­but last month.

Poulsen, 16, made his UK rac­ing bow in the non­cham­pi­onship Mono­posto races for the Tiede­man Tro­phy at Rock­ing­ham last month. He qual­i­fied on pole in the Gulf­s­port team’s Ralph Fir­man-built RFR1000 ma­chine and won both races.

He will now take part in the next round at Brands Hatch this week­end, as well two fur­ther rounds at Don­ing­ton Park and Sil­ver­stone.

Poulsen said: “My first race day in the UK was pretty spe­cial to get pole, two race wins and a new lap record. The or­gan­is­ers, mar­shals and com­peti­tors were all very friendly and demon­strated sports­man­ship. The UK is the home of mo­tor­sports in many ways so I’m look­ing for­ward to my next races here.”

The Brands Hatch Mono rounds will also fea­ture two fur­ther teenage en­trants, with for­mer Ju­nior Sa­loon Car Cham­pi­onship driver Alex Fores mak­ing his de­but in a Van Diemen RF97 For­mula Ford Zetec and Chi­nese Jacky Liu han­dling a Tatuus For­mula Re­nault.

Poulsen starred on his sin­gle-seater de­but in RF1000

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