Canadian driver anxious to compete at next event
Majorspeed.com driver Philip Major has finally gotten the call that most drivers dream about.
Carlin Motorsport, clearly one of the top teams in European motorsport, has called on Major to compete in the remaining rounds of the 2009 British F3 International Series.
“I have been given a fantastic opportunity to race for Carlin Motorsport,” a very excited Major said. “I am really looking forward to racing with the team.”
Major, who competed in the British F3 International Series last year as a rookie is looking forward to getting back into action in the highly competitive series. “It was tough sitting out at the start of the year, but now, I am even hungrier to get back to racing. With the championship nearly half over, we are clearly focused on winning races.”
Martin Stone of Carlin Motorsport is happy to have Major on board for the rest of the season. “We are delighted that Philip has joined with us for the rest of the season. We watched him last year and we’re sure he’ll do very well this year with us,” Stone said.
Major, who has been back home in Ottawa, Ontario for the past couple of weeks, will now pack his bags and head back to Oxford, UK to begin preparing for the next event at Snetterton.
“It was great to spend a little time at home, and I had a really good couple of days helping out an Atlantic team at Shannonville. Now, I will leave for the UK straight away and I will be prepared for the series test at Snetterton before competing in my first race this year,” Major added.
Philip Major Fast Facts:
Philip Major is a 20-year-old racer from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 2008 was Major’s first season of British Formula 3. In 2007, Major scored his first podium finish in the Formula BMW USA series with a third in Montreal.
He also scored his first pole of the year at Road America. In 2006, Major’s first season in single seater racing, he scored three top ten finishes in the Formula BMW USA Championship.
In 2005, Major was the youngest (16 years old) driver in the Honda/Michelin Challenge Series, where he was the Vice Champion in the Rookie Standings, and that was also the year he scored his first sedan victory.
In 2003-04 Major raced karts in Ottawa, Canada, and competed in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship.
Away from the track, Major enjoys Music, Skiing, Tennis and Mountain Biking.
Philip Major’s website is www.majorspeed.com, and you can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/majorspeed