GW to join Bri­tish F4 grid for 2017 sea­son

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GW Mo­tor­sport is plot­ting a two-car en­try into Bri­tish F4 next year, be­com­ing the first new team to join the se­ries in two years.

The out­fit is man­aged by for­mer Bri­tish F3 and EUROBOSS racer Gary Ward and has run Jacky Liu in the Mono­posto F3 class this year. The 17-year-old Chi­nese driver will now step up to F4 with the team next year.

Ward bought an EX-JTR car for an­other driver but when he was un­able to make a test, Liu had a run in­stead and was con­vinced F4 was the way to go.

“After work­ing on it and run­ning the car and see­ing Jacky’s face there was no go­ing back,” said Ward. “He ab­so­lutely loved the F4 car and said ‘can we do F4?’ I said ‘let’s go for it’.

“I love the way they [se­ries bosses] con­trol the cars and I like how they al­ways want to strive to im­prove each year. They seem to have got it right so I want to be part of it.

“We have a very per­sonal team and I’ve now got a kart­ing team and an F4 race team over the same roof.”

Ward ad­mit­ted that go­ing up against much big­ger op­er­a­tions would not be easy, but high­lighted JHR De­vel­op­ments – sec­ond with Sen­nan Field­ing this year – as an ex­am­ple of what can be done.

“JHR is a team I have a lot of ad­mi­ra­tion for and show you can put a car next to those [big­ger in­ter­na­tional] teams in F4 and give them a run for their money,” he said.

Team could add sec­ond car

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