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DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT - Taylor Confirmed for 2022 Title Bid   
Story By: Administrator  Date: 20/01/2022 at 12:47:44 PM 
Australian Formula 3 Championship race winner Ben Taylor will return to Tim Macrow Racing in 2022 to compete for the 2022 Championship.

Despite the national lockdowns preventing the 2021 season from running more than one round, Taylor impressed early in his rookie season by claiming pole position and the feature race win at the opening Sydney Motorsport Park event last March, and holding onto the championship points lead until the season was cancelled in recent months due to the pandemic.

With the 17-year-old showing promise and speed in his first open-wheeler event, team manager Tim Macrow welcomes the young star back to the Melbourne outfit for a chance at the title.

“It was a pretty impressive start for Ben in Sydney taking pole position and the win,” said Macrow. “Normally if a young driver makes mistakes it’s easy to correct them, but it's hard to be fast. And Ben’s got the speed and showed it straight away; he did really well for his first time in the car. It’s been frustrating not racing while lockdowns have been in place because these young drivers didn’t even get a chance to show their full potential.

“Ben’s spent a lot of time on the simulator learning tracks since, we got an exemption for him to test at Winton Raceway a few times and the plan from now until the new season starts is to test at a few more tracks for real so that he can get miles in before racing starts again. The car is being rebuilt from scratch, hopefully we’ll be able to announce a solid teammate for him as well, so once we start racing in 2022 I know he’ll be back on the pace and ready to get even faster,” said Macrow.

Ben Taylor in the Tim Macrow Dallara F308/11
Ben Taylor teaming up again with Tim Macrow Racing in 2022

Taylor has still been keeping sharp during the extended down time. “I’ve been doing a lot of training in the gym and doing simulator sessions, plus spending time in my KZ Go Kart with Pro Karting." Taylor said

Despite lack of seat time in 2021, Taylor was still able to travel in May to New Zealand prior to Victoria’s extended lockdown to complete approximately 110 laps around Mike Pero Motorsport Park in Ruapuna, aboard the 2021 Toyota Gazoo Racing FT60 TRS.

Taylors ambitions for the 2022 Championship are very clear and when asked his goals for this year he said, "To win the Championship."

The 2022 Championship commences on February 18-20 at Sydney Motorsport Park which will include Australian Formula 3’s first ever night races.


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