Ginetta star targets £100,000 F2 scholarship prize
Successful Ginetta driver Nigel Moore is set to make his single seater debut this season after his participation in the 2010 Formula Palmer Audi Championship was confirmed today (11/03).
18-year-old Nigel has already notched up an impressive list of racing achievements. He won the Ginetta Junior Cup in 2007, the Ginetta G50 Championship in 2008 and became the youngest ever British driver to compete at Le Mans in 2009 when he raced the Ginetta-Zytek LMP1 car.
Moore will enjoy his first full test in an FPA car over the coming weeks before the season gets underway at Brands Hatch on 8/9 May. The talented young racer is now targeting the FPA title and the £100,000 scholarship prize towards a drive in Formula Two – the biggest prize in UK motorsport.
Nigel’s Formula Palmer Audi will be liveried in traditional Ginetta ‚orange‘ as the Briton is being backed by the marque during his 2010 campaign.
Nigel commented: "I’m just ecstatic to be given this chance by Lawrence and Jonathan. The driving talent to come up through FPA speaks for itself and there couldn’t be any bigger incentive to go all out for the title, than the chance to win an F2 scholarship for 2011. I can’t wait to test my new FPA car, the overboost feature is going to make for some very close racing and that’s just the kind of on-track action that I am best at!"
FPA Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer said: "The motorsport world has been well aware of Nigel’s considerable driving talents as he’s progressed through the Ginetta ladder over the past three years and I’m absolutely delighted to have a name of his calibre added to the 2010 line up. We’re thrilled to be offering such an incredible prize for our 2010 drivers and I know Nigel is definitely going to be ‚one to watch‘."
Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson, who gave Moore his LMP1 Le Mans debut in 2009 added: "Formula Palmer Audi is a natural step for Nigel and I’m very pleased that he will get the chance to prove his driving capabilities in such a high profile series. Jonathan and his team have established FPA as one of the best single-seater championships in Europe, as well as spawning some major talents and I am confident that Nigel will be a genuine contender for the title this year."