A member of the prestigious Motorsport UK Academy, 2021 will mark Zak Taylor’s debut season in single seaters as he graduates to British F4 with race-winning outfit Arden Motorsport.

The 18-year-old from Gloucestershire started his karting career at club level back in 2016, before then progressing onwards to national level in the British Karting Championship the following season.

A gradual shift to car racing followed, at the end of which Taylor made his debut in the highly-competitive Ginetta Junior category, which also runs alongside F4 on the BTCC support package.

Several rookie podiums – plus one outright – and a handful of fastest laps during a part-season in 2020 marked Taylor out as ‘one to watch’ to Arden, and after a subsequent testing programme the pair look ready to take on Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series in the year ahead.

Taylor will also dovetail his racing programme with his studies, and is currently enrolled at Loughborough College to study Motor Vehicle Engineering, Business in Motorsport and Sports Science.

His team-mate for the season ahead will be Thomas Ikin.

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