Sharp Mo­tor­sport joins Bri­tish F4 grid for ’17

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A brand new team will en­ter Bri­tish F4 next year, pledg­ing to help driv­ers short of money in the north west of the coun­try.

Sharp Mo­tor­sport is the brain­child of trans­port com­pany boss Joe Sharp and was cre­ated to give his son Jamie a chance to race in the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship sup­port cat­e­gory.

Jamie is a mem­ber of the Ar­den Young Rac­ing Driver Acad­emy but strug­gled to raise the bud­get to race in the series.

“We are start­ing our own F4 team to give kids a chance,” said Sharp.

“Jamie’s been rac­ing karts for six or seven years and has been part of the Young Rac­ing Driver Acad­emy for about 18 months and has been test­ing with them. But he couldn’t get the bud­get to do it. We looked into it and de­cided to do it our­selves. We are set­ting up a pri­va­teer team and are start­ing to put the wheels in mo­tion.”

Sharp Sr added that the team could po­ten­tially run as many as three cars next sea­son, but with­out charg­ing the high bud­gets the top teams de­mand.

“We or­dered the first car last week so it’s start­ing to get real,” he said. “We want to give the kids the best chance we can so if that means buy­ing brand new cars, we’ll buy brand new cars.

“There’s not any teams in the north west and we want to give kids in that area that a chance.”

Karter: Sharp

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