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Butel shows promise in LMP3 debut at Donington

Jerseyman Jack Butel made a strong start in his first sports car outing at the weekend (22/23 April). The Channel Islander got behind the wheel of the Speedworks Ligier JS P3 LMP3 in the new Henderson Insurance Brokers LMP3 Cup Championship at Donington Park. In the two, one-hour long races, Butel and teammate Dean Gibbs notched up tenth and fifth in the opening two contests of the new season. 20...

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Butel heads to Portugal for pre season testing

Speedworks LMP3 driver Jack Butel recently undertook three days of intensive pre season testing at the picturesque Portimão circuit in southern Portugal. The Jerseyman completed extensive running in the sports prototype ahead of his new racing challenge, the UK LMP3 Cup. The 20-year-old got his first taste of the Speedworks Ligier JS P3 LMP3 car at Brands Hatch last month, with short shakedow...

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Butel set to spearhead Speedworks assault in UK LMP3 racing series

Single-seater star Jack Butel will lead the charge for Speedworks Motorsport in their newly acquired Ligier JS P3 LMP3 machine in the UK LMP3 Cup Championship in 2017. Butel cut his teeth with two seasons in the British F4 series before deciding to step-up to the LMP3 Prototype series over the closed season. The Jerseyman links-up with the Cheshire-based Speedworks team who are known for their ...

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Mechanical woes cause early exit for promising Butel in Jersey

Jack Butel suffered an early retirement on the Paperclix Jersey Rally (14/15 October) with clutch and gearbox gremlins denying the British F4 single-seater star a top 15 finish on his home event. The circuit racer is normally seen lapping Silverstone and Brands Hatch in the highly competitive British F4 series but had decided to make a transitional switch to stage rallying to end his season. Th...

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Butel signs off 2016 with points at Brands Hatch finale

The fast and furious British F4 single-seater championship came to a close on the iconic Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit last weekend (1/2 October). After missing out on championship points on the last few rounds, Butel signed off 2016 in style with ninth in race one and a pair of 14th place finishes.  In the previous contest at Silverstone, Butel had a solid weekend, just missing out on the top...

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Points promise at Silverstone for Butel

After a weekend of mixed fortunes last time out at Rockingham, Jersey racing driver Jack Butel showed points promise at Silverstone last weekend (17/18 September). Butel’s form improved as the weekend unfolded with top-ten pace troughout the two day encounter. 17th, 13th and 11th were not a true reflection of the Channel Islanders pace as points were on the cards for the 20-year-old in the F4 Br...

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Rockingham Rumble for Jack Butel in British F4

Jersey driver Jack Butel was back in action in the F4 British Championship at Rockingham last weekend (27/28 August). Butel returned to racing after missing Knockhill to claim three solid race results with a 12th, 16th and 17th in the fiercely competitive Ford EcoBoost powered series despite suffering from continued engine problems.  Rounds 22, 23 and 24 of the FIA certified series was to be sta...

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Jack Butel makes progress at sunny Snetterton

The British F4 Championship burst back into life at sunny Snetterton in Norfolk last weekend (30/31 July). Jersey driver Jack Butel along with his team – JHR Developments had found a turn of speed over the six-week break with the Yuasa-backed driver claiming two 13th, place finishes and a 14th in the fiercely competitive one-make single-seater series.  The 2.97-mile, Snetterton 300 layout play...

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Formula 4 to Formula 1

If you are heading to Silverstone this weekend for the British Grand Prix, you will be be able to see the 2016 British F4 Championship single-seater driven by Jack Butel on display at the Silverstone Race Club Hospitality Tent.  The JHR Developments prepared machine will be on display all weekend from Friday morning to Sunday evening. With over 140,000 people expected over the three days the s...

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Challenging weekend for Butel at Oulton Park

Jersey driver Jack Butel was back in action in the F4 British Championship at Oulton Park last weekend (4/5 June). Butel focused upon securing race finishes and experience as he continued his British F4 education. He left the picturesque Oulton Park circuit with three solid results–netting 17th, 13th and 14th after a challenging weekend of racing.  Last time out at Thruxton, Butel showed podiu...

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Jack Butel battles the elements at Croft in British F4

Croft Circuit in Yorkshire last weekend (18/19 June) saw Jersey driver Jack Butel battle the elements in rounds 13,14,and 15 of the British Formula 4 Championship. The weekend marked a year with JHR Developments and Jack’s fortunes were not to be on his side as he was taken out in the first race of the weekend whilst running comfortably in the top 10. Jack bounced back and netted two solid finis...

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Podium potential for Jack Butel at Thruxton in British F4 

Jersey driver Jack Butel almost took his first podium position at Thruxton last weekend (7/8 May) in the second race of the weekend. Butel was running in the podium seats before a racing incident denied Jack of a career best finish. The British F4 driver has had one of his best weekends to date taking seventh overall in race one to add more points to his championship tally and to round out the wee...

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