JUAN ROSSO & JAMES ABBOTT TEAM UP FOR 2014 FORMULA FORD CAMPAIGN
Radical Motorsport will field Juan Rosso & James Abbott. Photo: www.jakobebrey.com
Juan Rosso is to return to the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship, with a new team. The exciting 20-year-old Argentinian, who won three races with Jamun last season, has signed to partner James Abbott at the Radical Motorsport team.
Both men are testing today (Tuesday) at Brands Hatch at the first major collective test of the Formula Ford season.
Said Rosso: “I can’t express how I am feeling now. For me this is a great opportunity to come back to England to race again and to do so as part of the Radical Motorsport team, who are more like a family. They have a lot of experience and a huge passion for racing, now I need to keep learning more about the car and the British circuits. With James, I feel we can share and compare a lot of information to become a really good team both on and off the track. Between us we can put this team in the position to deliver race wins.”
Juan joins James Abbott, who finished fifth overall in Formula Ford 2013, having scored points in all 30 races. “I am delighted for this opportunity to have Juan as a team mate,” said James. “I believe with our combined experience and level of feedback we can push each other forward and develop a strong car. We will be working closely together assisting in the preparation of our cars and training hard. I hope that we can become close friends but formidable rivals at the same time. This I believe is essential to a pairing of this nature and will be a significant benefit to the end result.”
Radical Motorsport MD Phil Abbott added: “The whole synergy and feel of this team is great. Juan and James will be pushing each other hard on track. James has a lot of experience and an incredible understanding of car setup for his age and his commitment in preparation and engineering knowledge will assist them both. Juan's flair will challenge James in racing and James does not know what 'give up' means! They both love training hard so this will all work well together.
“Juan’s father Victor has been using Radical-built motors in Argentina for three years now in the Super TC2000 touring car championship, and we have plans to do more Radical racing with our best-selling SR3 RS models in a number of South American countries – including Argentina.
“We all met last year in Formula Ford, and when at a Brands GP trackday Juan’s coach let him down with a car to drive, we stepped in and gave him 40 laps in James's SR3 RS to learn the track. It worked – Juan won all the races that weekend.”