The British racer has enjoyed a stellar karting career to date and now looks ahead to his first competitive season racing in single seater cars as he becomes the third driver to be announced in Carlin’s line-up alongside Dion Gowda and Louis Sharp.
Irfan’s career has seen him take third in the WSK Champions cup and Italian OKJ Championship as well as becoming the Andrea Margutti Champion,Trofea Delle Industrie Champion and British Kartmasters Grand Prix Champion. Turning his skills to eSports, 14-year-old Irfan has even enjoyed success in the SuperOne British eSports event – becoming the Cadet Champion.
The talented racer will be putting all his valuable experience together as he takes on the challenges of the Tatuus Formula Fourcar for the first time in racing action. Having already integrated himself with the team following a series of post-season tests towards the end of last year, Irfan is ready to hit the ground running ahead of the opening British F4 round at Donington Park in April.
“Being my rookie year in single seaters, signing with Carlin is best thing I could have ever hoped for. Carlin has a long history in assisting successful BritishF4 drivers and I can't wait to get started working with the team and making the most of this opportunity. It's definitely going to be challenging this year with a very strong grid of drivers, but I am confident going into the season after securing this drive.”
Team Principal Trevor Carlin added,
“We’re excited to have Josh join us for his first season of car racing in British F4. He has a strong pedigree in karting and has made a really good start to his winter test programme. Josh is already making great progress in the car and has settled very well into the team. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can achieve when the season officially kicks off in April.”