Talented Queensland sprint-karter Jordan McGregor will make his CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship debut next month at Round 5 on the Gold Coast, with his team confirming he will compete in the remaining three rounds of 2015.
The 17-year-old is excited to be a part of the championship, following a test day at Phillip Island.
“It’s a good step forward, I’m just starting to get used to the car at the moment,” McGregor said.
“I’ve raced with the other guys in karts, so we will be racing in different machines but against the same people.
“We’re having a good day at Phillip Island, it’s my first day here at the track and also in a race car, and the guys at Walkinshaw and Mygale have been a great help.”
The Airlie Beach racer has strong backing from local sponsors and with his dad, Shane, the two will form the first father-and-son team to enter the Championship.
“It should be good, we have a really good relationship working together in karts and I’m looking forward to it,” McGregor continued.
“We will also have my Uncle John working on the car and one engineer.”
McGregor is a graduate of CAMS Junior Driver Academy, a three-time Queensland state karting champion and has competed in the Rotax Pro Tour and CIK Stars of Karting series, along with multiple Australian and State Karting Championships.
The teenager is currently completing his final year of high school, and is looking at competing in the Formula 4 Championship full-time in 2016.
“Definitely looking at running in Formula 4 next year and hopefully go for the championship win!”
General Manager of Motor Sport Development Cameron McConville said McGregor was an ideal fit for the Championship.
“Jordan has competed against a number of the guys on the grid at a junior level so this is a logical next step for him,” McConville said.
“His karting pedigree is outstanding, he has great support from his family and sponsors and from what we’ve seen of him through the CAMS Academy program he clearly has the talent and drive to succeed.
“We expect him to be competitive and look forward to seeing him mix it with the rest of the grid at the Gold Coast and beyond.”
Round 5 of the CAMS Jayco Formula 4 Championship will take place at the Gold Coast 600 on October 23-25.