Highly rated karting champion Flynn Jackes will make his car racing debut in the GB3 Championship next weekend (16/17 October), after joining top team Hillspeed for the final three races of the 2021 season at Donington Park – the squad’s home track.
The 18-year-old Australian, who was born in the Philippines and lived in Manila until his early teens before moving with his parents to the Gold Coast in Queensland, will team-up with GB3 podium finisher Jonathan Browne at the Markham Vale squad.
Jackes started out karting in the Philippines and quickly marked himself out as a driver to watch by becoming a two-time Asian Karting Champion. Racing in the ROK Cup Karting Super Series, he became Mini-ROK Champion in 2012 and won a second Asian crown in 2013.
Going on to compete in the SKC Singapore Championship, after the move to Australia in 2015 he competed at KF3 level in the Australian Karting Championship and was also a front-runner in the Queensland Kart Championship.
Having tested cars for the first time in 2017, with a run in Formula 4 machinery in Australia, Jackes will now make the step-up to Formula 3-level competition in the GB3 Championship
|2015||South Garda Winter Cup - Mini ROK - 9th|
|2017||22° South Garda Winter Cup - OKJ|
|2019||SP Tools Australian Kart Championship - TaG 125|
|2020||SP Tools Australian Kart Championship - KZ2|