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Dylan Young puts Phuket on motoring map

Dylan Young puts Phuket on motoring map

RACING: Australian race car driver Dylan Young has once again signed on to compete in the 2013 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 Championship, which kicks off this weekend alongside the Airtel Indian Formula 1 Grand Prix in New Delhi, India.


By Jean-Pierre Mestanza

Friday 25 October 2013, 05:20PM


The Phuket-based driver, who finished in the top ten in the final races of the same competition last year, has secured sponsorship from companies around the island to compete.

“The sport of motor-racing is a tough game, and it is a very positive reflection on Dylan's tenacity and winning drive that he is working every channel to develop his talent and brave the odds,” said Richard Pope, CEO of Kata Rocks, one of Young’s sponsors.

The 24-year-old will race inside a vehicle that is based around a Formula 3 chassis in front of 35 million fans via ESPN Star Sports.

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“I will be up against some seriously strong competition with the other drivers that have been racing in Europe all year, but there's no better test than that,” Young said in a statement. “I'm absolutely pumped to get back out there and represent Phuket on the pathway to Formula 1.”

Wahoo, Kata Rocks, and Indigo Pearl are sponsoring the young driver as he hopes to make a strong impression in front of Formula 1 team bosses. The competition is just two levels below Formula 1, and will be a big test for Young who has not competed since last December.  

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