Fortec Motorsport’s GB4 Championship leader Nikolas Taylor has been named among the final-10 contenders for this year’s Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award.
Taylor has won eight races so far in the inaugural GB4 season, including a sensational Silverstone treble last weekend, and holds a 21-point lead at the top of the standings.
The list of 10 drivers will be shortened to four by the time of the assessments at Silverstone, where drivers will undergo two days of testing in MotorSport Vision Formula 2 cars, plus GT3 and LMP3 machinery.
The winner will be decided by a panel of judges, headed by BRDC Vice-President Derek Warwick, alongside previous award winners Andrew Kirkaldy, Alexander Sims and Darren Turner, plus multiple IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti, BTCC legend Jason Plato, Lola and McLaren designer Mark Williams, top engineer Leena Gade, leading commentator Ian Titchmarsh and Autosport magazine Chief Editor Kevin Turner.
The prize for this year’s winner includes £200,000 and a Formula 1 test prize with Aston Martin.
GB3 front-runners Callum Voisin and Luke Browning are among the other nominees for this year’s award, with MSV championships having a strong record of success in the prize across the past decade. MSV alumni to have won the award include George Russell, Will Palmer, Lando Norris, Tom Gamble, Johnathan Hoggard and Zak O’Sullivan.