DRIVER NEWS: James Pull confident of title challenge ahead of Ford MSA Formula Championship opener

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DRIVER NEWS 29 March, 2016 – James Pull is confident of challenging for the title with the second season of Ford British F4 just days away.

The 16-year-old will race in Carlin colours for the first time in the season’s opener at Brand’s Hatch this weekend.

With plenty of work going on behind the scenes – while posting some quick times in testing – he is feeling confident of making a major impression.

Pull believes the experience gained in the series last season coupled with the move to the reigning champion team has put him in a great position.

He said: “The team has been brilliant. They are really professional about everything they do. I feel as though I’ve learnt so much, already.

“We have looked very fast in testing and with last year’s experience behind the wheel and of the tracks, we think we have a real chance of winning the Championship this season.

“I’m feeling excited and confident and now just can’t wait to get going.”

James – an English driver, born in Singapore, now living in Hertfordshire – began his single-seater debut season with JTR, finishing on the podium four times at Donington Park and Brands Hatch (Indy).

He moved to Fortec later in the year crossing the finish line in sixth place in his final race, netting him a very respectable tenth place overall in the Championship.

Since moving to Carlin the racer has been working hard with performance specialists ADD Motorsports. He has been put on a tailored nutrition, fitness and training programme.

Pull added: “We have been working on lots of things in pre-season with ADD Motorsports, such as my race planning.

“This, along with all the work I have been doing on my nutrition and fitness has left me feeling in brilliant shape.

“It’s been a great pre-season and I feel really happy with how things have gone, I hope I can now put it all into practice when the racing starts.”

Ford British F4 – Certified by FIA, Powered by EcoBoost roars back into life on 2/3 April at Brands Hatch. It is the sole single-seater support series to the British Touring Car Championship, enjoying live TV coverage and bumper raceday spectator attendance.