Howard Fuller will remain with reigning champions Hillspeed for the 2011 Formula Renault BARC Championship season after agreeing a deal to join Zaamin Jaffer and Sean Walkinshaw as part of an impressive three-car line-up.
Fuller, who had his maiden taste of Formula Renault BARC with the Hathersage-based team during last November’s six-round Winter Series, will almost certainly begin his first full season in the category as a true podium contender after showing impressive pace during recent test outings.
He said: “I’m really pleased to stay with Hillspeed for my first full year in Formula Renault BARC. We have a strong package and I think we have a good opportunity to do well. Obviously the team had a fantastic year in 2010 so hopefully we can share some great success together this season.”
The 18-year-old graduated to car racing in the now defunct T-Car Championship before switching to single-seaters in the Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy.
Team principal Richard Ollerenshaw commented: “We’re delighted to have secured a deal to retain Howard for the 2011 season. We worked well together during last year’s Winter Series and were impressed with how well he adapted to the Formula Renault BARC car.”