Hitech GP add Bart Horsten to their 2021 BRDC British Formula 3 line up
Australian driver Bart Horsten, already a familiar face in BRDC British F3, becomes the team’s first confirmed driver in their 2021 line-up. The 18-year-old joins Hitech for his second season in the British F3 Championship on the back of a strong maiden campaign last year, which saw him secure three podiums and finish tenth overall.
In 2019, Horsten took a race win and nine podiums in the British F4 Championship, finishing fifth in the standings. Further to this success, the previous year saw him compete in selected rounds in Australian Formula Ford, achieving three podiums and a fastest lap.
Hitech GP will run a three-car line-up in what will be their second season in British F3. The team were Runners Up in the drivers championship during the 2020 season, claiming three race wins and 14 podium finishes. The 2021 calendar includes eight rounds across the UK, with the season opener set to take place on 22-23 May at Brands Hatch Circuit.
“I really enjoyed competing in British F3 last year, so I feel as though it was the obvious choice to make a return for another season and this time with the intention of challenging for the Championship. I’m really excited to be joining Hitech GP they are an amazing team in terms of their professionalism, their facilities and the resources at their disposal. There’s a lot that can be achieved for myself and the team in 2021, so I cannot wait to start working with the team in earnest.”
Hitech Team Principal, Oliver Oakes, added:
“We are excited to welcome Bart to the team. He had a strong rookie season last year in British F3, impressing us with his natural speed and approach. We look forward to seeing him develop into a championship contender.”