- Scottish racer graduates to F4 British Championship for final three events of 2019 with Arden Motorsport.
- Munro joins Tommy Foster, Bart Horsten and Alex Connor at Red Arrows for her debut on home soil at Knockhill next week.
- YRDA graduate aiming to gather experience and knowledge ahead of a planned full-season assault in 2020.
Abbie Munro will join Arden Motorsport for the remainder of the 2019 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost season, starting next week at Knockhill.
The Scottish racer is the latest product of the Arden-affiliated Young Racing Driver’s Academy, and made her single-seater debut earlier this season in the BRSCC Northern Formula Ford Championship and FF1600 Champion of Brands.
That followed a silverware-laden career in karting as Munro worked her way through the Cadet ranks, into Mini Max and Junior X30, then finally into Junior Rotax before switching her attention to car racing.
She will contest the final three rounds of the season, starting in front of her home crowd at Knockhill on 14-15 September before the Ford EcoBoost-powered category moves on to Silverstone (28-29 September) and concludes at Brands Hatch GP (12-13 October).
“I’m very excited to be joining the British F4 grid with Arden, starting at Knockhill,” commented Munro.
“I am really grateful to Garry Horner, the organisers, my family and sponsors for giving me this wonderful opportunity and I intend to make the most of it.
“Making my F4 debut at the home of Scottish motorsport in front of a home crowd is a dream come true for me. Then to race at Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix and Brands Hatch, which I recently visited to watch the final round of W Series, means I will have the opportunity to race at three of the most iconic tracks in the UK.
“Thanks to Arden and the Young Racing Driver Academy my preparation could not have been better and I’m hoping to use the last three rounds of the 2019 season as a springboard to achieving my target of securing a place on the grid for a full campaign in 2020.”
Arden’s F4 Team Manager Gary Ward underlined his happiness at having Munro join the now four-car outfit, and believes she will take to the learning curve with aplomb.
“Everybody at Arden Motorsport is delighted to welcome Abbie into our British F4 team, starting next week at Knockhill,” said Ward.
“She’s proven in testing and through the YRDA that she’s ready to take this next step in her career and I’m confident she’ll work well with Bart, Tommy and Alex right from the off.
“Obviously it’s extra special for her making her debut in front of a home crowd at Knockhill. The aim for her over these last three events is just to absorb as much information as she can, build up some experience and then look towards 2020.”
The F4 British Championship holds a unique role as the sole single-seater support series on the UK’s premier motorsport package – the British Touring Car Championship.
That in itself guarantees capacity trackside crowds exceeding some 30,000 spectators at most events, as well as live, free-to-air television coverage nationwide on ITV4.