CARLIN have confirmed Salisbury-based racer John Bennett has joined their team for the upcoming 2023 GB3 Championship.

Bennett has been competing in the series this year as his first season driving single seaters and has been showing tremendous promise.

He said: “I'm really excited to be joining Carlin for the upcoming 2023 GB3 season, they are one of the most prestigious teams in motorsport and their history of success within this championship, and many others, is undeniable.

“My goal for next year is to win the championship - I am very confident that I will have everything at my disposal to be able to achieve this and I can't wait to get racing again next year!

“In the meantime, we will be undergoing a strong winter testing programme to ensure that we are in the best possible position to hit the ground running at round one.”

Prior to racing in the GB3 Championship, Bennett had a fantastic season competing in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

A strong showing of five race victories and 10 podiums saw him crowned the 2021 vice champion in only his second season of car racing. Following his success, Bennett made the switch to single-seater racing.

The 19-year-old took his experience of British racetracks from his Ginetta racing and applied it immediately to his maiden season with the Tatuus MSV-022 chassis in the British series.

Despite it being his first year in a single seater, Bennett was a frequent top-five finisher and was fighting right at the front of the field by the final rounds achieving a podium at the last GB3 outing of the year to Donington.

Bennett has already been testing with Carlin the team in a string of post-2022 test days as he looks to prepare himself for the upcoming season.

Visiting the factory, he has also spent time on the Carlin simulator as he aims to continue the outstanding progression he has made throughout this year.

Bennett will continue pre-season testing with the team before the racing gets underway April next year at Oulton Park over the annual Easter weekend opening round.