- Toby Sowery secures one-off MSA Formula outing with race-winning team
2 June, 2015 – Reigning F3 Cup and MRF Formula 2000 Champion Toby Sowery is to contest this weekend’s Oulton Park rounds of the Ford EcoBoost-powered MSA Formula Championship with the Fortec Motorsports team. The 18-year-old from Cambridgeshire is making a one-off appearance with the race-winning squad, joining its regular drivers Dan Ticktum and Josh Smith.
“Oulton Park is a fantastic track and I am really looking forward to racing on it as part of the Fortec team,” said Toby. “Fortec has shown its car is capable of winning and I’ll be pushing to make it on to the podium.” Backing for Sowery’s outing comes from Beyond Beauty Cosmetics.
The BRDC Rising Star enjoyed a stellar maiden season of single-seater racing in 2014, winning not only the UK-based F3 Cup with 10 race wins from 14 starts but also India’s MRF Formula 2000 Championship. His karting CV is no less impressive, with multiple title wins including the TKM Festival Senior Elite Championship in 2013 and the 2012 Junior Rotax Kartmasters GP Championship.
Fortec team manager Dan Mitchell said: “After Toby had a successful test with us we have been pushing to get a deal done; for the moment it is just for one race weekend but we are hoping that with some strong results we can look at doing a deal for the remainder of the season.”
Sowery’s addition to the grid means there will be 22 Ford EcoBoost-powered MSA Formula cars in action in Cheshire. Jess Hawkins is the other new face; she will race a Falcon Motorsport machine.