Rookie star Skelton signs up for second season with JHR Developments
Talented teenage racer Josh Skelton will return to race with JHR Developments in the ever-competitive F4 British Championship for the 2019 season as the team continues its successful expansion, aiming for race wins and title glory.
In his first season in car racing Josh finished fourth in the championship's Rookie Cup last year, with one victory and nine further podium finishes against tough opposition, despite a limited testing plan.
"I think it will be good," said Josh. "We had a good learning year and I’m looking forward to carrying over the experience into this season. It’s great staying with JHR as I know the guys well so it will mean we can focus on getting results.
"My objective is the top three in the championship and race wins but I’m optimistic we can go for the title. I really enjoyed Knockhill and Croft last year and we get two chances to visit Thruxton which I also liked. Winter testing went well in Valencia and I’ve been training in the gym so I’m really looking forward to the start of the season."
“Josh progressed throughout 2018,” said Steven Hunter, Team Principal at JHR Developments. “We all believe he will be at the sharp end of the grid as he looks forward to a full campaign with the team.
“I'm sure he’ll build on the promising form he demonstrated last year. He has already shown improvement in his lap times during winter testing, so things are falling into place and he clearly feels comfortable in the car. We had a good learning year together for his first time out of karts and he’ll no doubt be a driver challenging for the title in 2019.”
JHR Developments is looking to add a fourth car to its line-up for the coming season after taking four overall victories en route to second place in the Drivers’ Championship with Ayrton Simmons last year.