Topcroft racer Webb gets to grips with his new wheels at Donington
PUBLISHED: 12:52 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:52 21 March 2018
Harry Webb has confirmed his participation in the BRDC British Formula Three Championship having secured a seat at Chris Dittmann Racing for the season.
“I am really pleased to be joining the BRDC British F3 Championship with Chris Dittmann Racing,” said the Topcroft racer.
“Chris and his guys run a very efficient team with brilliantly-prepared cars and this is the perfect environment for me to take the next step up in my career.”
Team Principal Dittmann was equally enthusiastic about his new driver.
“We are ecstatic to secure a deal with Harry for the 2018 BRDC British Formula Three season,” he said. “His karting record speaks for itself and he has shown very well in all the car racing categories he has competed in so far. We are really looking forward to working with him to further aid his development and I am very confident of strong results with Harry as the year goes on.”
The Norfolk racer was a leading contender in the British Formula 4 Challenge Cup last year and went into the final race at Brands Hatch with a chance of taking the crown, only to be squeezed into the pit wall at the start, causing Webb to post his only retirement of the season.
However, Webb did taste victory in the SsangYong Musso Pick-Up Truck Challenge series, at his home track of Snetterton in mid-May.
Webb sampled his new race car for the first time at the recent Donington Park media test day, impressing on-lookers by setting the fastest lap time in a very wet opening session, over three quarters of a second quicker than the rest of the field, on his first acquaintance with the Donington Park Grand Prix layout.
“Budget constraints have limited our running so far,” said Webb, who had not sat in a race car for five months. “With some extra backing I am really confident we can be fighting towards the front of the field throughout the season.”
As the day dried out Webb started to pile up the mileage, eventually finishing just outside of the top 10 at the end of his first day with the team.
Webb’s first race in the series will take place at Oulton Park at the end of March while the series visits Snetterton two months later.