The W-Series announced on Wednesday that Hitech GP will operate the inaugural season of the new all-female racing series which gets underway in May next year.
The Silverstone based outfit will prepare and run all of the W-Series race cars. Hitech already operate the Formula 3 series in both Europe and Asia. Speaking about the news, W-Series Racing Director Dave Ryan said:
We are delighted to partner with such a professional and ambitious team – it will be a critical part of our success as, together, we continue to prepare for our first season next year.”
Hitech team owner Oliver Oakes commented on the news saying:
With so much experience of racing today’s F3 cars, we feel we are the ideal partner for W Series, but, beyond that, it’s great to be able to support more females into motorsport, both behind the wheel and in the pit garages and workshops too.
Catherine Bond Muir, CEO of W-Series said:
This is a significant step towards our first race in May next year and for us all at W Series the dream is now very real.
The W-Series will run as the support series at DTM events in 2019.