VRD Racing by Arden has confirmed that James Hedley will race for the team in the opening two events of this year’s GB3 Championship, at Oulton Park and Silverstone.

The British driver, who finished sixth in the 2023 standings with the squad, and took wins at Oulton Park and Snetterton last year, and is set to race the car that will be driven by Nikita Johnson from the Spa-Francorchamps round onwards. 

Hedley is the 2019 Ginetta Junior champion and a regular front-runner in single-seaters, having won nine times in British F4 before stepping up to GB3 at the end of 2021. 

The BRDC Rising Star has completed a handful of pre-season testing days in the build-up to the new season, and was an impressive third fastest at Silverstone last Wednesday, as he reacquainted to the Tatuus MSV-022 GB3 car. 

He’s now gearing up for a return to Oulton Park, with hopes of repeating his triumph from 12 months ago, and aiding the team’s push for the GB3 title.