Josh confirms British F4 campaign with JHR Developments

9 January 2019

Josh returns to the F4 British Championship in 2019, and is optimistic of challenging for overall honours with the JHR Developments outfit.

Josh made his single-seater debut in the British F4 series in 2018, taking a Rookie Cup victory at Rockingham and further class podiums in nine events establishing himself as a regular top ten competitor.

Josh: “We had a good learning year last year and I’m looking forward to carrying over the experience into this season. It’s great staying with the JHR team as I know the guys well and so it will mean we can focus on getting results. My objective is the top three in the championship and race victories, but I’m optimistic we can go for the title. I really enjoyed Knockhill and Croft last year and we get two chances to visit Thruxton which I also enjoyed. Testing went well in Valencia and I’ve been training in the gym so I’m really looking forward to the start of the season.”

JHR Team Principal Steven Hunter praised Skelton’s development across his debut campaign: “Josh progressed throughout the 2018 season. We all believe he will be at the sharp end of the grid as he looks forward to a full campaign with the team. I’m sure he’ll build on the promising form he demonstrated last year. He has already shown improvement in his lap times during winter testing, so things are falling into place and he clearly feels comfortable in the car. We had a good learning year together for his first time out of karts and he’ll no doubt be a driver challenging for the title in 2019.”

The British F4 ten-event, thirty-race calendar gets underway in front of a capacity crowd and ITV Sport’s television cameras at Brands Hatch over the weekend of 6th-7th April.