Leading single-seater team Douglas Motorsport will be back for a sixth consecutive season in the BRDC British F3 Championship this year, with Saudi Arabian star Reema Juffali their first confirmed driver signing for the upcoming campaign.
The Corby-based team have a great track record in the UK’s premier single-seater championship, with no less than 14 race wins and more than 60 podium finishes to their name. In both 2019 and 2020 they took drivers into the final rounds of the season in title contention.
Aiming to enjoy front-running success with them this year will be Juffali. She joins BRDC British F3 as the next step in her ground-breaking racing career, having made history as the first ever Saudi Arabian woman to hold a racing license and compete both in her homeland and abroad.
Starting her career back in late 2018 in the TRD 86 Cup and MRF Challenge, the 29 year old then made the move to the UK to compete in the F4 British Championship. An impressive maiden campaign saw her net consistent points finishes.
After being a guest driver in the Jaguar I-PACE e-Trophy in Saudi Arabia and then competing in the UAE F4 Championship across the winter of 2019/20, Juffali returned to British F4 last season and showed fantastic progress en-route to 11 top ten finishes across the campaign.
Juffali is now aiming to build on all the experience she’s gained so far and make her mark in BRDC British F3. After showing impressive pace during an initial test with Douglas Motorsport last year, they have more outings planned in the coming weeks in preparation for the new season.
“We are delighted to be continuing in the BRDC British F3 Championship this season. It is one of the most competitive junior single-seater categories in Europe and we’re determined to be up there fighting at the sharp end of the grid once again.
“We’re looking forward to having Reema [Juffali] race with us this season. She showed fantastic progress across her two seasons in British F4 and impressed us with her speed during our first British F3 test together. We’re excited to see what she can achieve this season.”
“I’m looking forward to taking this next step of my career with Douglas Motorsport. I felt right at home with the team during the test and really enjoyed driving the British F3 car. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel again.”
The BRDC British F3 Championship is the pinnacle of the UK single-seater ladder, competing at the biggest race circuits across the country and further afield. The series is watched around the world courtesy of free live online streaming of its races and a highlights programme on ITV4.
Douglas Motorsport have been mainstays of the championship since its inception in 2016, having also competed in its predecessor, BRDC British F4. The team have more than 200 race starts in single-seater competition to their name and have been race-winners every year they’ve competed in the discipline.
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