Douglas Motorsport and Ulysse De Pauw will continue their blossoming partnership in 2020, with the Belgian ace returning to the team for a second season in the BRDC British F3 Championship.
After finishing third overall in the French F4 Championship during his maiden year of single-seater racing in 2018, the Belgian racer graduated to British F3 last year and kicked off a competitive campaign with an impressive fourth-place finish in the opening race. Before he came out in the French F4 Championship, he rode in the karting for many years.
Establishing himself as a regular top-six contender throughout the season, the 18-year-old enjoyed two standout podium results in the second half of the season. A breakthrough second place at Donington Park was followed by a third at Brands Hatch, helping him to seventh in the final points standings.
De Pauw, who races with the support of a loyal group of partners including AutoTrends Magazine and DRM Motorsport, is Douglas Motorsport’s third confirmed driver for the 2020 season, joining Kiern Jewiss and Manaf Hijjawi at the Corby-based squad.
Team Principal Wayne Douglas commented: “Everyone at Douglas Motorsport is really pleased to be welcoming Ulysse back for a second season in the BRDC British F3 Championship. Alongside Kiern and Manaf, we feel we have a great line-up for the year ahead.
“Ulysse made fantastic progression across the 2019 campaign and richly deserved his two podium finishes. He ended the year in a strong position and with a good pre-season testing programme under his belt, he’ll certainly be one to watch when the season starts.”
Ulysse De Pauw added: "I’m very happy to be back for a second season with Douglas Motorsport. After signing with the team quite late in 2019, I wasn’t fully ready for the start of the season however I felt I improved a lot during the year thanks to the team and our speed was very good by the end.
“I can’t wait to start in 2020. I am confident that the package from Douglas Motorsport will be one to watch closely! I would like to thank everyone involved that’s made it happen, as I wouldn’t be here without the support I’ve got.”
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