- 16-year old Australian racer graduates into F4 British Championship with series stalwarts Arden.
- Move to Ford EcoBoost-powered championship follows a successful run of podium finishes in the Australian Formula Ford category.
- Reigning Teams’ Champions aiming to successfully defend title and add to honours in 2019.
Arden have confirmed Australian racer Bart Horsten as their first signing for the 2019 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost season.
The 16-year old graduates into Britain’s FIA-sanctioned Formula 4 series off the back of a season in the Australian Formula Ford Championship – his first in single-seaters – which yielded several podium finishes, following a hugely successful karting career.
Horsten will be an integral part of Arden’s quest for success, with the outfit aiming to defend their Teams title and add the Drivers and Rookie Cup honours to their accolades in 2019.
“I’m extremely excited to be racing with Arden in next year’s British F4 Championship,” said Horsten.
“I can’t thank them enough for their help in making the move to the UK and providing such a welcoming environment. I have huge confidence in the team and what they can achieve next season.
Arden CEO Garry Horner echoed Horsten’s optimism and is hopeful the team can come out at the season opener at Brands Hatch next April fighting on all fronts.
“We are delighted that Bart has joined the Arden family and will be competing in the 2019 British F4 Championship with us,” added Horner.
“Bart has the talent, experience and temperament to shine in F4 next year and we are looking forward to enjoying a very successful season together.”
Once again in 2019, British F4 retains its position as the sole single-seater support series on the UK’s premier motorsport package, the British Touring Car Championship, with capacity track side crowds exceeding 30,000 spectators and millions more through ITV Sport’s live, free-to-air nationwide television coverage.
Horsten becomes the fourth driver to commit to Ford’s winning formula next season, following the announcement of Fin Green at Carlin, Luke Browning at Richardson Racing and Roberto Faria at Fortec Motorsport, with a raft of other announcements expected in the New Year.
The entire field will meet the media at Brands Hatch on Wednesday, 13th March before returning to the Kent circuit three weeks later to get another ten-event, thirty-race calendar promising action, intrigue and wheel-to-wheel action underway on 6th-7th April, 2019.