Fortec Motorsport will expand their GB4 line-up for the final event of the year at Donington Park on 15-16 October, with the addition of 17-year-old Thai-American Carl Bennett.
Bennett is currently in his first year of single-seater racing, which started with a campaign in the YACademy Winter Series in February, where he established himself as a top-10 contender across events at Sebring and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
He then progressed to a full-season programme in the Formula 4 United States Championship, where he has recorded seven top-10 finishes from 12 races so far, with his strongest results coming at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Prior to his car racing graduation at the start of the year, Bennett had been a karting ace in Asia taking multiple wins and championship titles throughout his homeland and competing in events including Rotax Max Thailand, IAME Asia Cup and the IAME International Final.
The GB4 season finale at Donington Park will see Bennett link up with championship leader Nikolas Taylor and podium finisher Jessica Edgar at the team, for his first taste of racing in Europe. As well as looking to clinch the Drivers’ Championship with Taylor, Fortec is also aiming to overturn a 20-point gap to Hillspeed at the top of the Teams’ Championship.
YACademy Winter Series
USA F4 Championship
Karting, including Rotax Max Thailand, IAME Asia Cup and IAME International Final.