Gold Coast teenager Zane Goddard will join the British MSA Formula in 2016, after a successful first season in the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship in 2015.
Formerly racing with Adelaide squad Team BRM, Goddard will join Double R Racing. Goddard joins Luis Leeds as the second Australian Formula 4 pilot to graduate to Europe in 2016.
Goddard admits the move to Britain will be integral to his and admits his developing success throughout the 2015 season would not have been possible without an extensive support team around him.
“I’d like to firstly extend a huge thank you to everyone that helped me succeed in my first year of racing in Formula 4,” Goddard said.
“Especially to Mark, Shane and Steve and the entire crew at Team BRM, they were an amazing support in some of the most challenging times throughout the year.
“I’d also like to thank CAMS, they have done a great job to promote the category in its first year and I look forward to seeing it progress into the future.”
Following a test in Valencia driving a German Formula 4 car, Goddard was approach to compete in the MSA Formula; with the British equivalent racing with identical kit to the Australian Formula 4.
“I feel extremely privileged to compete overseas this year in the MSA Formula Championship with Double R Racing,” Goddard said.
“It will be a great opportunity and certainly a big challenge to race against top quality drivers from all corners of the globe. I can’t wait to get across to Britain, meet my team and get into my car for the first time and acclimatise myself with my new surroundings.”
After a year racing throughout some of Australia’s most challenging circuits, the experience of racing Formula 4 is sure to setup Goddard make a smooth transition into Europe.
“I am very eager to go onto some of Britain’s greatest circuits throughout the season, such as Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Donnington,” Goddard said.
“After a big year in 2015 where I was able to compete on a mixture of street and purposed built circuits, it will be great to adapt and become used to some of the technicalities of these famous British circuits.
“The move to live in Britain for the season will bring with it some challenges in itself but I’m prepared for anything to make my career prosper,” Goddard concluded.
The first round of the 2016 MSA Formula Championship takes place at Brands Hatch from April 2-3.