2008 Single Seater News
Alex Jones British Duratec Formula Ford campaign
Alex Jones moves to Formula Ford
2006 British TKM 'O'Plate Kart Champion Alex Jones moves up to the British
Formula Ford Championship in 2008.
WRDA member Alex Jones will race for Myerscough Motorsport following a successful test programme with the team last Autumn that saw him off to an excellent start, with two wins in the Zetec class at his first two race meetings, at Croft and Brands Hatch.
Single seater car racing has always been the ultimate goal and Alex is both thrilled at the opportunity and determined to make the most of it. During his short but highly successful karting career he won several prestigious titles, including the TKM O Plate in Sept 2006 - the first Welsh driver to win this coveted title since its inception 15 years. The last round of the British TKM Super 1 Championship 2007 saw him clinch 8th place overall, ranking him firmly amongst the top 15 seeded drivers in TKM for 2007.
In December Alex was amongst the sixty potential British Formula Ford Championship contenders who took part in the Sampler Day at Silverstone to test the latest chassis and meet the teams. Alex took advantage of the opportunity to test out the Silverstone Circuit for the first time. It turned out to be a very wet day with heavy showers, spaced out to ensure track conditions alternated from very wet to very greasy and back again! This did, however, provide an ideal opportunity for Alex to test himself on a wet track and see if he could carry through his excellence in wet racing from karting to single-seaters. He didn't fail and put in some impressive lap times for a first time drive, both at the circuit and on a wet track.
Alex is about to begin his test programme with the new 07 van Diemen chassis with the Duratec power plant, which will kick off at Donington Park in a couple of weeks time. For more information, race calendar 2008, etc. see www.alexjonesracing.com
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