Danish driver Nicolai Kjaergaard has signed with Fortec Motorsports for the upcoming BRDC Formula 3 Championship.
Kjaergaard graduates to Formula 3 after a successful rookie single-seater season in British F4 with the Fortec team.
“After a good first season in single seater cars with Fortec Motorsports in the British F4 championship it felt natural for me to stay with the team for another season,” said Kjaergaard. “I hope to continue my development as a racing driver and get some great results during our 2017 British F3 campaign.”
Seventeen-year-old Kjaergaard tested the British F3 Tatuus-Cosworth at Snetterton in October and has now committed to the series for the season ahead. The Dane previously raced in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford during his inaugural season in single-seater cars, finishing 13th overall and clinching the third-place trophy in the Rookie Cup with the Fortec team. Prior to that, Kjaergaard enjoyed a successful karting career, competing in both European and world-level events.
The 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship season gets underway on Easter Weekend at Oulton Park (April 15-17). The 24-race strong calendar will once again take place over eight event weekends across England and at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
“I’m delighted that Nicolai Kjaergaard has moved up from our British F4 team to compete in BRDC F3 next year,” said Russell Dixon, team manager, Fortec Motorsports British F3. “Initially he did a one-off test at Anglesea in June, but was so impressed with the car’s performance he did three more days with us. During these tests his confidence grew and showed rapid progress. I’m confident that by the time we have completed all of the pre-season testing he will be very competitive during 2017 and be podium-hunting.”