Reigning F3 Cup Champion Sowery storms to MRF Challenge title

Reigning F3 Cup Champion Toby Sowery added another championship to his CV in Chennai, India at the weekend, becoming the youngest driver to win the MRF Challenge.

Reigning F3 Cup Champion Toby Sowery added another championship to his CV in Chennai, India at the weekend, becoming the youngest driver to win the MRF Challenge.

The 18-year-old impressed with Lanan Racing in the MSVR-run F3 Cup last year, his debut season in car racing, before switching his attention to the Asia-based MRF Challenge for the winter.

Sowery was a frontrunner in MRF Challenge from the opening weekend at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, winning two races, before picking up a further two podiums at the Bahrain International Circuit. He sealed the crown at Madras Motor Racing Track, with a pair of wins and a second place.

Sowery demonstrated throughout the campaign the same level of consistency that carried him to the F3 Cup crown to finish every race in the top-five.

Speaking to the Indo-Asian News Service, Sowery commented: "It is just an unbelievable feeling to win this title. It felt great to fight with such good drivers in what was a highly competitive field. Every race has been a challenge so I am happy to come away with the title. Driving in Chennai has been unbelievable and from the first session, I have felt comfortable on this circuit. I hope to use this experience to help me in my next season."