Hinckley based Robbie Kerr, the 2001 Green Flag British Formula three scholarship champion, is moving up to the Championship class of Formula three for 2002, with Alan Docking Racing.

Docking ran Andy Priaulx and American Paul Edwards for much of the 2001 season, with the Guernseyman notching up two wins for the Silverstone-based team. Robbie said "I am ready for the challenge of the championship class, Alan always turns out a competitive car, so I think that 2002 can be a big year for me, I certainly believe that together we can win the championship", he continued. "I've tested with a few teams recently, but at Dockings I felt at home straight away. Lots of things we've tried on the car have worked straight away. And the team have been fantastic every time we've worked together."

Testing times have proven the point, "We don't want to give anything away, but the times we have been finding, in all conditions, would have put us at the front of the grid everywhere we've been to."

Robbie has a good start to his campaign: The 2001 BRDC prize money of ?125,000 takes care of a sizeable chunk of his 2002 budget. The icing on the cake would be to win the prestigious "McLaren BRDC Autosport young driver of the year award", which would provide him with a further ?50,000 and a test drive in the McLaren Formula One car.

From Senior Karting through to Scholarship Formula three, Robbie has won 4 major championships in 5 years, an impressive CV by any bodies standards, but 2002 will be the most important year so far.

 

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