Kiern Jewiss and Douglas Motorsport have renewed their race-winning partnership as the 17-year-old embarks upon a fresh assault for the 2020 BRDC British F3 Championship.
Having enjoyed a storming second half to his maiden campaign in Britain’s premier single-seater championship in 2019, Jewiss and Douglas Motorsport are looking to build on the Kent-based youngster’s fourth-placed Championship finish last year.
Having enjoyed a hugely successful debut campaign together in the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2017, Jewiss and Douglas Motorsport renewed their acquaintances last year as the youngster made the step up to BRDC British F3 following his British F4 title in 2018. The pairing claimed success once more as Jewiss enjoyed one win and nine podiums as he finished the year in fourth place overall and as the Championship’s highest points scorer across the second half of the season.
Determined to build on the successes of last year and with his sights set firmly on competing regularly at the front of the grid, Jewiss cannot wait to get back on track with Douglas Motorsport, as he aims for the title.
“I am really excited about taking on the BRDC British F3 Championship once more alongside Douglas Motorsport. Thanks to a lot of their help and support, I learnt so much about the Championship last year and I’m convinced we can use that to good effect in 2020.
“I have always had a great relationship with the whole team and we got the car into a great place together toward the latter part of last season. The challenge this time round is to pick up where we left off and start the season strong. As always in BRDC British F3, the competition is going to be incredibly tough, and there’s a few new changes to the car but I’m as motivated as ever to have the best year possible.”
Wayne Douglas, Team Principal of Douglas Motorsport, is delighted to be working with Kiern once more and is convinced that the partnership can reap even better results moving into 2020.
"Kiern has been a valued member of the Douglas Motorsport family over the last few years and we’re delighted to be welcoming him back to the team for a second season in the BRDC British F3 Championship.
“Ever since we first ran him in a Ginetta Junior, it’s been clear the immense talent Kiern possesses and he showcased it again last year. In particular, the way he ended the season was hugely impressive and bodes well for 2020.
“Kiern is a driver that is capable of winning races on a regular basis and with a strong pre-season programme behind him, we’re confident we can hit the ground running from the opening rounds at Oulton Park. We can’t wait to get the season started!"
Jewiss also remains as part of the MB Partners roster, and CEO Mark Blundell sees 2020 as an opportunity for Kiern to build on the learnings and experiences of last season to deliver a real statement of his abilities.
“Kiern and Douglas Motorsport have already proven themselves as a winning combination and I’m in no doubt that this can prove to be the case once more in 2020. In every season so far in cars, Kiern has always been one of the youngest drivers on the grid whereas this year will be a little different. Kiern is as naturally talented as they come but I think he matured a lot as a driver last year and I’m hoping we will see the results of that this coming season.”
Following the team’s pre-season testing programme, Jewiss will be returning to the track in April (11th-13th) at the BRDC British F3 season opener at Oulton Park.
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