Marcus Armstrong

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Born: July 29th 2000

Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand

2016

Armstrong is currently based in Oxford, England, as he pursues his motor racing career. He has been racing karts in Europe this year with the factory Tonykart team, competing against the best karters in the world in the hotly contested KZ class right up to European and World Championship level.

Karting is widely acknowledged as the best foundation for any driver with aspirations of reaching the highest level of motorsport. Marcus has been driving kart championships since 2011.

Now, 16-year old Armstrong is preparing to move up to full-sized single-seater categories. The move to racing in Formula Renault NEC 2.0 is part of that preparation programme.

The testing is to get familiar with the driving dynamics of full-sized ‘wings and slicks’ modern composite race cars. Racing is completely different. To make the transition next year he needs competition experience at this level.

“I’m very much looking forward to gaining experience and knowledge from the racing and also within the team of R_Ace GP this weekend. I have driven the shorter Formula 3 circuit at the ‘Ring but not the F1 circuit so it’s definitely a massive step forward for our plans,” Marcus said.