DRIVER NEWS: Jewiss moves on to Donington Park

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25 APRIL, 2018 – Kiern Jewiss made a solid impression at Brands Hatch on his single-seater debut with two podiums from three races and this weekend he will contest the second round of the 2018 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost as the series moves on to Donington Park.

Kiern marked his arrival on the British F4 scene with a thoroughly impressive debut at Brands Hatch at the beginning of the month as he converted his fine qualifying performances into two second-place finishes and a fourth-place finish in the reverse grid race.

Looking ahead to this weekend, Kiern heads to Donington Park for the second round of the season. One of Kiern’s favourite tracks to drive on, the 1.957-mile National Circuit is a fast-flowing track that puts emphasis on precise driving to carry momentum through the sweeping corners.

Kiern first raced at the circuit last year in only his second race weekend in the Ginetta Junior Championship and made an impression at the circuit as he reached the podium and picked up his first trophies of 2017.

The official British F4 test took part this Monday at Donington Park and it was Kiern and his Double R Racing team who set the pace with Kiern leading a Double R 1-2 in the morning session and finishing in second-place in the afternoon session. As Kiern heads to the circuit 3rd in the Drivers’ Championship, he is confident he can have a strong weekend with his eyes firmly set on notching his maiden race win in the single-seater series.

“I’m really looking forward to this weekend, Donington is a great circuit that is a lot of fun to drive on and one I feel suits my driving style. I had my first podium in Ginettas here last year so it’s a track I have fond memories of. This week started well with a strong test for the team on Monday so I think we’re in a good position heading into the weekend. We don’t know what the other teams were doing in the test but I think we’re in a good place and I’ll be working my hardest to reach the top step of the podium.”

Barry Mears, Head of the MBP Academy, is confident that Kiern can have another strong outing in the F4 British Championship.

“Kiern got his season off to a great start last time out and now he has a chance to keep the ball rolling and pick up some more points. To leave Brands after such a positive weekend and still feel disappointed is a measure of the high standards that he sets himself. Judging by his pace here earlier in the week, Kiern’s already feeling comfortable in the car which is great for his confidence.”

Kiern’s weekend at Donington Park starts on Saturday with qualifying for races one and three at 10:55. The first race of the weekend will see lights out on Saturday at 16:00 and races two and three taking place on Sunday at 09:25 and 15:20 respectively.

DRIVER NEWS: Kiern Jewiss chosen for the MSA Academy’s Squad

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19 APRIL, 2018 – Kiern Jewiss has been selected to join the MSA Academy, a group of drivers aged 14 to 24 who have demonstrated potential excellence in motorsport.

After a stellar karting career that saw no less than five British titles, being crowned 2017 Ginetta Junior Rookie Champion and securing two trips onto the podium on his debut weekend in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost, it comes as no surprise that the MSA has inducted Kiern into their Academy squad.

Kiern feels privileged to be joining the Academy and is proud to have his name represent the organisation.

“I’m extremely proud to be chosen to join the MSA Academy. It feels great to see the work I’ve put in over the recent years be recognised by this fantastic organisation. The MSA is a cornerstone of British Motorsport and to have my name representing them is a huge honour. I can’t wait to work alongside them over the year ahead.”

The MSA Academy is a talent development pathway that equips the UK’s most promising young drivers with the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to maximise their performance. The MSA Academy uses qualified coaches and support personnel to provide free and informed guidance to help young drivers unlock their full potential as athletes.

Barry Mears, Head of the MBP Academy, believes Kiern deserves the recognition and has no doubt the MSA can help Kiern develop further.

“The MSA is a brilliant organisation which has helped develop a number of drivers reach their full potential. The coaches and staff are excellent at what they do and I’m sure Kiern will benefit from their experience greatly. It’s fantastic to see Kiern be recognised by the team at MSA and we all hope for a long and successful partnership together to help Kiern fulfil his potential.”

DRIVER NEWS: Kiern Jewiss set to commence his British F4 campaign

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4 APRIL, 2018 – The long winter-break has drawn to its conclusion and Kiern Jewiss is ready and prepared for the opening round of the 2018 British F4 season that commences this weekend with the fifteen-year-old Kent-based youngster’s home race at Brands Hatch.

After making the switch from Ginetta Juniors to British F4 for the 2018 campaign, Jewiss has completed a successful winter of testing in preparation for his debut in the single-seater series. Kiern starred at the opening test of the season at Brands Hatch in February as the FM Conway-sponsored talent finished the day at the top of the timesheets and then continued to star at Rockingham as he ended the second official test in third place on his first-ever trip to the Northamptonshire track in a single-seater.

Round one of the season sees Kiern and his Double R Racing team take to the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit, a 1.198-mile clockwise circuit in Kent. A natural amphitheatre, offering unrivalled views of the action from various vantage points, Brands Hatch Indy is a track where the smallest of margins can make the biggest difference and where a good performance in qualifying is crucial for a successful race.

Looking ahead to this weekend, the 2017 Ginetta Junior Rookie Champion is feeling confident heading into the first round of the season but is fully aware of the challenge that lies ahead.

“The winter has been really productive and the team and I feel that we are in a strong position heading to Brands Hatch this week. It’s a long season ahead so I know the best thing to do is to take my time and learn in every session. Hopefully, the pace will be there to be battling for wins but with three races this weekend, the goal is to pick up points in every race and to avoid any unnecessary contact. Overall, I’m really excited to get the season started and can’t wait to get back racing!”

Barry Mears, Head of the MBP Academy, has been impressed with Kiern’s progress through the winter and hope he can replicate his form at Brands again this week.

“We’ve all been extremely pleased with Kiern’s development through the winter testing and how quickly he’s got up to speed with his new machinery. The opening round of the season is always a tricky one but Kiern knows what he has to do to have a successful weekend and we’re all fully behind him!”

Kiern’s first British F4 race weekend commences on Friday with the first practice sessions of the weekend with a busy Saturday playing host to qualifying at 09:00 (BST); races one and two at 14:15 and 17:40 respectively, and the final race of the weekend gets underway on Sunday at 15:05.