London – March 20th – MacDonald latest to join FKS
Junior grid for 2015
Scottish racer Dean MacDonald is set to challenge for the FKS Junior crown as the 14 year old reigning Super One MiniMax champion becomes the latest driver to join the Formula One Management backed Formula Kart Stars for 2015.
Dean, who becomes the second Scott to compete in the Junior Class, enjoyed an immensely successful 2014 competing both in the UK and Europe and is now eager to impress on the FKS stage.
“I am very excited to be racing in Formula Kart Stars for 2015”, commented Dean. “I enjoyed much success with FKS when I competed in the Cadet Championship taking the title in 2012. My intention is to do the same again this year in Juniors, particularly as the Championship is supported by the Formula 1 teams this year.”
Carolynn Hoy, FKS Chairman added: “Dean showed his talent when he raced with us in 2012 and I have no doubt that he will be running at the front from the start in the Junior category in what is set to be a fiercely contested class.”
Dean will be racing in the traditional William Powell colours as part of a team managed by Andrew Rees-Reynolds. “I have no doubt about Dean’s speed,” commented Andrew. “To have him as part of a team backed by a company entwined in history such as William Powell is very exciting. It takes a lot of confidence for any driver to accept the challenge of pooled engines and the same chassis.”
Mark Osborne, Managing Director of William Powell added: “We are delighted to be able to support karting talent in Formula Kart Stars. The championship along with the support from Formula 1 presents a fantastic opportunity for William Powell to get involved in motor sport. I look forward to watching Dean and the rest of the team racing this year.”
Dean joins a number of title holding drivers competing for FKS Junior honours in 2015, with the most recent signings including LGM Champion Tom Wood and CIK-Academy driver and fellow Scott, Ross Martin.