Malvern teen set for debut motor racing season - The Malvern Observer

Malvern teen set for debut motor racing season

Malvern Editorial 18th Mar, 2024   0

A TALENTED Malvern teenager has his sites on motor racing greatness as he gears up for his rookie car driving season.

Tommy Harfield, 15, from Lower Broadheath will be competing in the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship after previous racing success.

The teenager started racing in the national go-karting championship at the age of nine, winning the Shennington Cadet Championship, aged 12.

With more silvereware in his sights he will compete against dozens of 14 to 17 year-olds in a modified Mark 7 Ford Fiesta Zetec, with a 1.6 litre engine.

The step into cars for the season opener at Silverstone in March will see Tommy representing the multi-championship-winning Race Car Consultants team who will provide him with mechanical, engineering, practice and race day support.

As one of the team’s four handpicked drivers, he will take part in 24 races over eight gruelling rounds around world famous race tracks, which also includes Brands Hatch and Thruxton, with one eye on stepping up again into Formula 4 and ultimately into Formula One.

Tommy said: “I’m really excited to be moving into the Fiesta Junior Championship this year and even though it’s my first season in the car, I’m feeling confident and things have gone really well so far throughout the winter.

“I’m up against lots of fantastic drivers but I’m feeling good and my tough schedule should prepare me well.”

“More than anything, I have a first-class car and team and that’s given me huge confidence that I can win and then take my next step up into single seater cars, with the ultimate dream being Formula One driver.”

Tommy’s car has been completely rebuilt with an upgraded engine, brakes, wheels, suspension, roll cage and modified electronics.

David Ellesley from Race Car Consultants added: “Tommy is a huge talent and putting his heart and soul into preparing for the new season alongside his team mates.

“It’s a big year for him and if he keeps learning and progressing, he has a superb future ahead of him.”

You can get the latest updates on Tommy’s practice and testing ahead of the new season on Instagram through tommy_harfield_racing.


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