James Pull says he is aiming for podiums and taking the top rookie spot after joining performance experts ADD Motorsports for the new MSA Formula season.
The 15-year-old karting star tested the car he will be driving for the current Formula Ford Champions, JTR, for the first time last week.
After enjoying his stint on the Rockingham track he is now firmly focused on preparing for the first race at Brand’s Hatch in April.
And he’s looking forward to developing as quickly as the team’s other drivers, including world karting champion Lando Norris who will be driving with Carlin in the same championship.
He said: “The car was really good to drive. It was the first time I had got behind the wheel of the new MSA Formula car and I was working on getting comfortable with it. I was very pleased to work with Nick Tandy and the JTR team and the first day’s test went according to plan.
“I have my goals for 2015, but really the idea of getting into cars this early is to get experience for the future.
“I’m looking forward to working with ADD Motorsports with their experience of getting the most out of drivers and hope they can help me improve in the areas that need improving.”James, from Herts, first started karting at the age of eight in Singapore, where he was born.
He won the KKS AAM Malaysian Karting Series in 2009 and was runner-up for both the Yamaha SL Cup Malaysia and the Asian Karting Open Championship series a year later.
In 2011, the racer won the Rotax Singapore Series Championship and finished runner-up in the Rotax Asia Zone Challenge and since moving to Europe has raced in cadets and KFJ, with several podiums to his name. In 2014 he was an official driver for the prestigious Tony Kart racing Team.
He attends Haileybury College, famous for schooling Sir Stirling Moss and is now looking forward to the next part of his racing development.
ADD Motorsports partner Mark Berryman said: “We’re delighted to have James join the team for what looks to be a very exciting new championship.
“We’re looking forward to maximising his performance as much as we have with our other drivers to help him reach his full potential.”