For­mer Jedi racer eyes Bri­tish GT move af­ter test with Cen­tury

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Ex-karter and Formula Jedi racer Ryan HarperEl­lam has his sights set on Bri­tish GT next sea­son af­ter a test with Cen­tury Mo­tor­sport.

The 18-year-old fin­ished eighth in Formula Jedi in 2014 and ninth last year, de­spite only con­test­ing a part-sea­son. Harper-el­lam ran at Don­ing­ton Park re­cently in a Ginetta G55 GT4 as he chases a move into sportscars.

“I am look­ing at GT4 for next year,” he said. “Test­ing the Cen­tury G55 was my first time in an en­closed race car. I was a bit ap­pre­hen­sive to start, then felt at home af­ter my sec­ond ses­sion and could’ve stayed on the track all day.”

Team head Nathan Freke added: “Ryan did very well in the test con­sid­er­ing it was a car and a track he had lit­tle ex­pe­ri­ence of. He’d never driven a GT car be­fore and there’s a lot to adapt to, but he ac­quit­ted him­self well and is a good prospect.”

Harper-el­lam was ninth in Formula Jedi

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