AGI Sport has signed 19-year-old Joshua Conroy for the opening round of the 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains this weekend.
Josh has come up through the ranks of Super Sports and Radical cars, most recently coming 3rd in the 2014 NSW Super Sports Championship.
In 2015, Josh worked with Dark Energy Racing as a junior engineer in the 2015 Japanese Super Formula.
“To have a young driver of Josh’s motor sport pedigree is exciting,”AGI Sport Team Principal Adam Gotch said.
“His father Peter Conroy recognises the value of Formula 4 as an important step in his son’s motor sport career.”
With Josh’s experience overseas as an engineer, the NSW teenager expects a smooth transition behind the wheel.
“I’m taking this opportunity to put a toe in the water in a national open wheel category having stepped out of a Radical competing at NSW state level,” Conroy said.
“I’m confident I can learn the car quickly due to my race car engineering experience particularly being involved with Japanese Super Formula.
“With less karting habits to break than some of my competitors, I think I will get my head around the F4 driving technique relatively quickly”.
First Practice for the 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship commences Friday at 10:10am AEST.