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AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX
Baku City Circuit. 25 April 2019
April 06, 2019
Published on tags: Supercup

 

Supercup outfit Enterprise Pulsars have snapped up Oliver Ellis-Richardson on trial for the rest of the month with the possibility of a full-time contract on the cards should the initial deal prove to be positive.

The young Englishman joins directly off the back of a performance oozing potential for the GPVWC Academy team in Formula Challenge.

Qualifying 4th on the grid for Race 1 in his first ever league event, Ellis-Richardson would go on to complete quite an action-packed round. Unfortunate to collect a rejoining Terence Grech, no points were to be scored at the first attempt. That said, not one but two comeback drives were performed in Race 2 ensuring a rather incredible top ten finish.

The move comes after a solid, if flawed, start to the season for Enterprise following their return to the Supercup after two years out. Initially signed as the permanent #35, Irish-Egyptian Tariq Gamil fell afoul of severe technical issues for both rounds of the calendar to date. James Saunders, brought in on an emergency contract for Malaysia, was allowed to sign full-time for rivals Frami Autosport.

Team Owner James Kirk explains that bringing Ellis-Richardson on board seemed like the natural thing to do in order to properly support American driver Sven de Vries who, as of writing, is one of only four drivers to score points in every race;

"Oli represents a return to what Enterprise was originally intended for; bringing new drivers with talent into a team that actively seeks to support one another. I was hugely impressed by how he self-analysed his own performance in Bahrain and made this decision easier by the reply. Though he comes in on trial initially, I'm confident that his work ethic will see him go far with us. I look forward to seeing his relationship with Sven develop over the next month."

Ellis-Richardson will make his full debut for the team in Baku.



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