Prior graduates to British F3
Piers Prior will graduate to single-seaters in 2020, after confirming he will join Lanan Racing for this year’s BRDC British F3 Championship, completing the team’s three-car line-up.
The coming season will mark Prior’s first full campaign of car racing, having impressed in various one-off drives in recent years, including his maiden single-seater races last year in F1000 at Silverstone. Prior, who has also taken podiums in the MG Cup and MINI Challenge, has enjoyed constant success in a varied karting career. His various karting triumphs have resulted in several prize test drives, including British F4, Formula Renault 2.0 at Jerez and a previous-generation Formula 3 car.
“I’m so happy to finally be able to confirm my place on the grid full time for the coming season, and in a championship as competitive as BRDC British F3. I’ve worked so hard over the years to get into this position, and I am determined to make the most of the year ahead with Lanan Racing, a team with great history and prestige“, Prior commented, “I know I can work with Graham Johnson and the guys to improve as a driver and obtain the results I want this year.”
Lanan Racing Team Principal Graham Johnson added, “Piers is a classic case of a talented driver who has been unable to move up into a full-time drive due to budget constraints, but we’re elated to have been able to create a deal for him to finally make the step up. His karting background proves that he’s got what it takes, and we’re confident that once he’s got some mileage under his belt, he can start challenging towards the sharp end.”
At Lanan Racing, Prior joins team-mates Josh Mason and Bart Horsten.