MOTOR SPORT: Oliver Clarke lifts the curtain on his 2019 F4 United States Championship powered by Honda season this weekend at Road Atlanta.
The Iceni Academy, Methwold, pupil has his sights set firmly on making a strong start to the new campaign.
Coming off the back of an impressive debut season in the single-seater series, the West Norfolk teenager will spearhead the Velocity Racing Development entry as he aims to make his mark on US soil.
Establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with on the international karting scene growing up, Clarke made the jump into F4 last year with Benik before switching to VRD, where he went on to produce a stellar performance at Circuit of the Americas as part of the F1 support package.
In front of a packed crowd of more than 300,000 people, the 16-year-old delivered a scintillating drive to finish and earn VRD their maiden points in the series.
Having worked tirelessly both on and off the track over the close season, Clarke returns to the championship for a full campaign and is focused on becoming a front-running contender from the outset.
Clarke said: “I’m really looking forward to Road Atlanta and the opening round. It is set to be an exciting weekend and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel and out on track.
“With plenty of elevation changes and numerous blind corners, the track is a challenging one and I’ve been making sure I am prepared as well as I can be.
“If we can score some solid points, stay out of trouble and kick things off in the right direction then I’ll be happy.”
The 2019 F4 United States Championship powered by Honda campaign sees races at Road Atlanta today, tomorrow and on Sunday.