James Hedley will contest the final 2021 GB3 Championship event of the season with Elite Motorsport. The 18-year-old will race in the season’s final three races at Donington Park this weekend (17-18 October), marking the category debut for the BRDC Rising Star.
Hedley, who has raced in the F4 British Championship for the past two years, will compete alongside Elite’s GB3 regulars Tom Lebbon and Javier Sagrera for the Norfolk team, which is competing in GB3 for the very first time this year.
Hedley began Cadet karting as an 11-year-old and joined Elite for a few races in 2017, including the Winter Series. He embarked on a full Ginetta Junior Rookie season in 2018 and was the fourth best-placed Rookie, scoring two overall podiums in a 26-race season that saw him achieve 10 top-six overall placings. He also won the ’18 Ginetta Junior Winter Series. In 2019, James claimed the Ginetta Junior title by almost 100-points achieving 18 podiums, including seven wins, 10 poles and 12 fastest race laps.
He won four races in his British F4 rookie season in 2020 and currently lies fifth in this year’s standings, having so far achieved seven podiums – including four wins – with three races remaining.
|2021||F4 British Championship - four wins, seven podiums, three poles, one fastest lap|
|2020||F4 British Championship - fifth overall with four wins, seven podiums, four poles, six fastest laps|
|2019||Ginetta Junior Championship - champion with five wins, 15 podiums, 10 poles and 12 fastest laps|
|2018||Ginetta Junior Championship - eighth overall with two podiums, three poles and two fastest laps
Ginetta Junior Winter Championship - champion with two wins, 2 poles and one fastest lap
|2017||Ginetta Junior Championship - selected races
Ginetta Junior Winter Series - seventh overall