Palmer named as a BRDC SuperStar

Will Palmer receives the Chris Bristow Trophy at the end-of-year BRDC Awards in 2015.jpg
Will Palmer receives the Chris Bristow Trophy at the end-of-year BRDC Awards in 2015.jpg

BRDC Formula 4 Champion Will Palmer has been named as a BRDC SuperStar for 2016.

The Southwater driver joins an elite group of 12 drivers on the scheme run by the British Racing Drivers Club, having previously been a member of the BRDC Rising Stars programme.

Now in its ninth year, the BRDC SuperStars programme supports British racers from a number of different disciplines from single-seaters to prototypes, touring cars to GTs.

The SuperStars receive direct assistance with all aspects of professional motorsport.

BMW GT factory driver Alexander Sims will act as the ambassador with former touring car ace Tim Harvey remaining as the programme’s director.

Palmer, the 2015 McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year, is one of three new inductees into the scheme, alongside 2013 BRDC F4 Champion Jake Hughes and last year’s British GT4 title-winner Ross Gunn.

Palmer said: “The SuperStars programme takes the BRDC Rising Star scheme to the next level.

“It is massive for my career to be a BRDC SuperStar as it recognises the best in junior motorsport who are aspiring to reach the top.

“It is an elite list of drivers and I am massively honoured to be part of it. I hope to do a good job and make them proud.”

Tim Harvey, BRDC SuperStars Director, said: “The aim, of course, of the BRDC SuperStars scheme is to help develop this talent to the point at which drivers become professional.”

In 2016, the 18-year-old will compete in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault NEC.#

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