Hoggard: GT and single seaters on the table for 2020

Sunoco Whelen Challenge and Aston Martin Autosport award winner Johnathan Hoggard says he has interest from a variety of series for 2020.

Hoggard, who was also runner up for Fortec Motorsport in BRDC British F3, suggested he wasn’t far from confirming his plans for 2020.

“Nothing has been confirmed just yet but we are in talks with a variety of teams and we have different options including single seater, but off the back of the Autosport Award there has been a few GT offers. It’s down to me to decide what to do and what is best for my future.

“I enjoyed both at the Autosport challenge, so anything is good for me.”

While he is used to short sprints in the British F3 series and previous junior formulae, Hoggard has suggested that there are more similarities between the LMP2 car that he will drive in January at the Daytona 24 Hours and single seater formulae.

“The Sunoco Whelen Challenge includes a fully funded Rolex 24 Hour drive in the LMP2 category at Daytona. I’m really looking forward to the race and experience. The British F3 and the LMP2 are quite similar in that they both have a lot of downforce but the LMP2 car obviously has a lot more power. Obviously having a roof over your head and there is a lot more adjustability with things like traction control and power steering so you work more with the car than against it.”

And there are few more obvious challenges to overcome driving in a 24 Hour race, and Hoggard has admitted that long runs have been in short supply in testing.

It is mainly getting used to finding the different reference points and getting used to the lack of visibility that comes with night time driving. Daytona is very well lit so that shouldn’t be as much of a problem. We have had a few issues which have limited running to 7 laps at the Raw event, but they should hopefully be out of the way now.”


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