Josh Webster dealt blow as Renault Championship is axed

Stowmarket racing driver Josh Webster’s plans to compete in this season’s Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship have been dashed after the series was axed.

The 18-year-old was due represent Mark Burdett Motorsport but a decision has been taken to postpone the event, which was due to start at the end of this month, for this year after just six drivers signed up to the grid.

Renault UK Managing Director Thierry Sybord said: “Initially there is a feeling of shock that this prestigious series will not take place this year but, upon reflection, trying to run the Formula Renault UK Championship in its current state is unacceptable for the drivers, teams, sponsors, suppliers and, of course, the spectators.”

Webster could now be set to race his car in the Northern European Cup series instead.