25 February 2021
Jack Young is the second driver announced by Brutal Fish Racing Team for its TCR Europe campaign after Martin Ryba.
The 19-year-old from Belfast, Northern Ireland, has also joined the JAS Motorsport Driver Development Programme, created by the Italian company that builds the Honda Civic Type R TCR racing cars, to enhance the career progression of some of the most talented young racers around.
After winning the 2017 Renault UK Clio Cup Junior title, Young graduated to the senior series and took the 2019 crown. He made a TCR Europe debut at Barcelona the same season – in which he twice finished in the top five – that was followed by a partial campaign in the WTCR last year.
Martin Ryba, Team Principal, said: “We are very happy to have Jack in the team. We see a huge potential in this 19-year-old driver and will work hard to give him the best possible conditions for his career growth. Having Jack as a JAS Development Driver within our team starts a new era for BFRT in terms of focusing on the youth-talent development. We strongly believe that Jack will be able to score regular podium finishes this year.”
Young said: “I’m thrilled to join Brutal Fish Racing Team for the TCR Europe season. They’re a team I’ve been impressed by whenever I’ve raced against them or seen them in the paddock, and they’ve had a lot of success in the series. As a new JAS Motorsport Development Driver, it makes total sense to race the Honda Civic Type R and the support I’ll receive at race weekends as part of the programme will be invaluable to my development as a professional racing driver on and off the track. I’ve only raced at two of the circuits on the calendar, but our test programme both on-track and on the sim should mean that the lack of experience won’t hold me back. I can’t wait for the season to start.”
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