Australian racer Jack Taylor joins Fortec Motorsports for GB4 debut

Australian racer Jack Taylor joins Fortec Motorsports for GB4 debut

29 January 2024

Fortec Motorsports has confirmed that Australian Jack Taylor will race with the team in the GB4 Championship this season. 

The teenager started karting back home in Tasmania, taking a number of podiums, before travelling to the mainland to spend time testing both Formula Ford and Formula 4 machinery.

He was also selected by Motorsport Australia to take part in the Ferrari Driver Academy Asia Pacific and Oceania shootout at Sepang in Malaysia, just missing out on a spot in the final six but furthering his experience on and off track.

Jack carried that momentum to a drive in the F4 Indian Championship, scoring a sixth place in just his fifth race, and then fourth at Madras International Circuit. Despite competing against more experienced rivals, he finished the five-round campaign eighth in the standings.

This year he turns his attentions to the GB4 Championship, joining the Fortec Motorsports outfit which clinched the 2022 Drivers’ title and finished runner up in the Teams’ standings last season.

Jack Taylor said: “I’m excited to be competing in the 2024 GB4 Championship with Fortec Motorsports. They’re a good team with a strong history and I know racing with them will really help develop my driving skills for the future. It will be my first time competing in the United Kingdom and I can’t wait to get started.”

Team Principal Oliver Dutton said: “We’re looking forwards to working with Jack this year in the GB4 Championship. He’s a young driver with lots of potential and it will be good to see him develop throughout the season. It’s a big move, coming from Australia, but that just shows how hard he is willing to work to follow his dreams.”