2014  International & Single Seater News

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 More good news for Young Welsh Drivers

WRDA member Seb Morris received a timely boost to his 2014 season by being accepted into the Sports Council of Wales' Elite Cmyru progarmme, following the trail blazed earlier by Hywel Lloyd & Alex Jones after the WRDA worked with the Welsh Association of Motor Clubs to set the up the criteron for access to Sports Council of Wales lottery funding for non-olympic sports.

Seb joins Matt Parry in the Elite Cmryu programme, which means that both our most recent WRDA Welsh Young Drivers of theYear, are getting such a timely boost at a vital stage of their careers, and both now in the Caterham F1 Young Racing Drivers Academy.


It really is a fantastic honour to have been invited onto the Elite Cymru scheme and I will do my utmost to justify the support of everyone at Sport Wales”, commented Seb, “This season is going to be the most important of my career by far and with the backing of Sport Wales and the Caterham Racing Academy, I’m in a very privileged position.”
Inaugurated in 1997, the Elite Cymru scheme has solely covered non-Olympic sports such as motor racing since 2006. Receiving National Lottery funding, and supported by the Welsh Assembly Government, Sport Wales works tirelessly to champion all sports while nurturing and helping to develop the best young talent the country has to offer.
Seb’s first races in the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup will come at Monza in Italy over the weekend 12th/13th April. Before then, officially timed pre-season testing will take place at Hockenheim in Germany and Assen in The Netherlands at the end of March



Another young Welsh driver who is looking to step up from Karting to make his mark in single seater is Ben Hingeley from Abergele in Noth Wales. North Wales is a hotspot of talent with both former Formula Renault champions Hywel Lloyd  (Corwen) & Richard Singleton ( Llanfairfechan) in the same area, making it a triangle of young talent, based in the same area as the legendary Tom Pryce whose memorial is siuated in Ruthin.

Ben has his own webpagehttp://www.benhingeley.com and has been Karting since age 12 from 2009 to 2013 with an impressive list of high profile success winning the 2013 British Junior Rotaxmax Open Championship. Recently Ben has tested with Ginetta and late last year also tried F4 at Silverstone with Motionsport.  Ben has since been invited by Santander to the (FDA) Ferrari Drivers Academy. Maranello home of Ferrari. Ben represented Great Britain and flew to Italy to participate in a three day academy training campus. He has also been picked up on the Arden International Motosport Young Racing Drivers Academy (i.e the team set up by Red Bull boss Christian Horner) which is also supporting Cardiff gamer turned racer, Jann Mardenborough, in GP3