Dylan Young has signed on to race in the 2017/2018 MRF Challenge Championship for another season.
The 16-race MRF Challenge will kick off next week as a support event to the FIA World Endurance Championship event at the Bahrain F1 Circuit from November 16-18. Bahrain will host races 1-4 of the series before it heads to Dubai (Races 5-8 from December 7-9), the Yas Marina F1 Circuit in Abu Dhabi (Races 9-12 from December 13-15) and Chennai in India (Races 13-16 from February 2-4, 2018).
Young will be flying the flag for Australia amongst a strong 18 driver line up from across the globe. The Formula 3 style cars will feature upgrades including a paddle shift gearbox and improved aerodynamics. Input into the MRF car upgrades has come from the Red Bull F1 team's Adrian Newey, whose son Harrison competed against Dylan in the 2016 MRF Challenge and went on to take the title.
Young was team mates with Mick Schumacher, son of Michael Schumacher in the 2016 MRF Challenge and finished a strong 9th out of 22 drivers in the Championship standings.
“It's great to come back again for 2017 and be racing in such a competitive international Championship," Young said.
"I know the Bahrain F1 track well having raced there a few times so I'm confident however it's always difficult going up against the Euro guys who have been racing all year and I'll have to get up to speed very quickly after a long break."
"I will be giving it my all this MRF Challenge season and hope to kickstart it strongly in Bahrain."
Dylan Young is proudly supported throughout his 2017/2018 MRF Challenge campaign by:
Platypus Shoes, IntelliTrac, Entourage Finance, Besser + Co Estate Agents, Forum Enviro, SKINS, Powertoolz, Vista Eyes, Designsport, Urban Maintenance Systems, SEEK, Hi Voltage Karts, Melbourne Watch Company and Evado Studios.