DRIVER NEWS 24 JUNE, 2015 – Jersey driver Jack Butel will race in the remaining rounds of the MSA Formula Championship with JHR Developments. Butel had contested the opening four rounds with SWB Motorsport – the team he had worked and progressed with for the past 18 months. After a mutual decision to part ways it was decided that Jack would continue in the single-seater series in a JHR Developments prepared machine.
With a best place finish of 11th at Brands Hatch earlier this year, Jack has been developing well in the fiercely competitive one-make series and will look to continue his progress at Croft Circuit this weekend (27/28 June) aboard his Ford EcoBoost-powered machine.
”It is with regret that I have to part company with SWB Motorsport. The decision has not been easy but I believe it is the best thing for both parties. I have had a great 18 months with the team and they have taught me a lot having raced in Formula Renault, MSA Formula and they helped me make my rallying debut on the Jersey Rally. I wish all of SWB the best in the future as I continue my racing career.”
As one door closes another exciting chapter in Jack Butel’s racing career is soon to get underway at Croft later this week. “I am delighted to be joining JHR Developments for Croft and the remainder of the season. When I spoke to Steven Hunter at JHR, I felt confident I could work with the team to help maintain my career momentum.”
Indeed, JHR Developments’ credentials in the FIA sanctioned series speak for themselves, and the Derbyshire squad currently run Sennan Fielding who has secured one win and three podiums to date. JHR Developments team principal Steven Hunter was excited at the prospect of the 19-year-old joining his firm. “Jack has great potential at this level considering his experience and we are pleased to have him on board as we look to work with him and take him further up the grid as the year goes on. He shows a great level of commitment, desire and hunger to progress and he has all the attributes to learn and learn quickly.
“Running two cars is a good move for JHR as we will gain more data and input to move us forward and grow within the championship. We want to become an established team in the MSA Formula series and we want Jack to be a part of that.”