Ginetta Junior Rookie Champion Macintyre confirms ROKiT British F4 switch
Will Macintyre has been confirmed as the first driver at Hitech GP for the 2023 ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA season.
The 15-year-old makes the switch to single seaters full-time after a silverware-laden 2022 campaign in the highly competitive Ginetta Junior Championship.
The Wroxham-based driver took the Rookie title, plus six race victories and a further nine overall podiums en route to second outright in the standings.
His new team, Hitech GP, head into the winter months off the back of an equally successful campaign, running Alex Dunne to the 2022 ROKiT British F4 Drivers’ title, and winning 13 of the 30 races. They finished as runners-up in the Teams’ Cup to Carlin.
“I am really looking forward to racing with Hitech in ROKiT British F4,” says Macintyre on the news.
“Their results last season were brilliant and it’s clear for me that this was the right team to drive with, as they not only help develop me as a better driver, but also win races.”
Macintyre’s path to ROKiT British F4 is one well-trodden; in fact, half of the eight champions since the series’ inception in 2015 have made the step into single seaters after impressing in Ginetta’s one-make junior series.
For Hitech’s Team Manager, Dominic Stott, Macintyre’s signing represents a milestone for the team ahead of another busy winter to ensure they defend their crown in 2023.
“I’m delighted to welcome Will to the team for 2023,” adds Stott.
“The success we have had this year is a testament to the hard work everyone at Hitech GP has put in for our first year in F4. Having already conducted a focused test programme, we know we still have a lot of work to do but aim to hit the ground running in January.”
Macintyre becomes the fifth confirmed driver on the 2023 grid, following news of Dion Gowda (Carlin) and James Higgins (Fortec Motorsport), plus Monica Boulton Ramos and Deagen Fairclough, the latter pair winning the coveted ROKiT Racing Star competition in its debut year.
Next season will represent another landmark year for the championship, with another 10-event, 30-race season, including a first ever trip to the full Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone, set to commence at Donington Park on 22-23 April 2023.
The remainder of Hitech GP’s line-up will be confirmed in due course.