Douglas Motorsport are pleased to announce that Australian rising star Tommy Smith has joined the team to compete in selected events over the remainder of the 2021 season.
Smith will be racing with the team in the GB3 Championship, the rebranded name of the BRDC British F3 Championship, starting at Snetterton this weekend (07/08 August). He joins Reema Juffali in a two car entry for the Northamptonshire team.
The 19 year old is an exciting young prospect, having shown great potential during his single-seater career so far. Starting as a podium-finisher in New Zealand Formula Ford, he went on to compete in Australian Formula 4 and the Toyota Racing Series.
After two campaigns in the Asian F3 Championship, the Melbourne racer unfortunately had to sit out the 2020 season due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but has made a welcome return to action this season in the Formula Regional European Championship.
“We’re excited to welcome Tommy to the team this season. He’s shown good potential over the last few years, gaining experience in a number of top single-seater championships, so we’re looking forward to working with him from Snetterton.”
‘’I’m really excited for the opportunity to race in the UK this season with Douglas Motorsport. It’s been a steep learning curve for me in Europe this year, and I can’t wait to continue that learning in the British championship.”
Smith is the latest young Aussie talent to compete with Douglas Motorsport. Thomas Randle contested the 2016 BRDC British F3 Championship with the team, scoring seven podiums including two race wins, while Joey Mawson took three podiums in three races in the 2016 Autumn Trophy.
Formerly known as BRDC British F3, the championship remains the pinnacle of the UK single-seater category. 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.