"Rising Star" Tasmanian Josh Burdon
- Jul. 5, 2010 -
Tasmania’s rising motor sport star Josh Burdon has been offered the opportunity to test in the UK. Burdon, 17 years old, has competed in just a hand full of races since graduating straight from karts, and currently sits third in the Australian Formula 3 Championship. His impressive performances to date have clearly put the motor sport fraternity on notice, prompting an offer to test in the British Formula Palmer Audi Championship. FPA is Audi’s version of Formula 3 and the series is the brain child of Ex Formula 1 driver and former Grand Prix commentator Dr Jonathon Palmer. Palmers aim was to create an affordable series that offered a level playing field with all cars being identical. The offer to” Test in the UK” came through fellow Tasmanian and mentor Rob MacLean, who has tasted prior success in the series with Australian drivers.
“Our Team Australia driver Stephen White was a race in winner when he competed in the series. FPA is the ideal training ground for young drivers. It’s a well organised, affordable, level playing field and Jonathon is a great mentor. It’s the ideal training ground for Josh.
Palmersport also runs the European FIA Formula Two Championship one level below Formula 1” said MacLean.
The end of July has been set down as a date for Burdon to head to the UK where he will take in the Oulton Park round of FPA followed by a test on the Tuesday. Josh Burdon and supporters are currently putting together the necessary budget to fund the trip.Photo: