Foster hopeful of 2014 return

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Silverstone favourite, Joey Foster, winner of the Walter Hayes Trophy in 2003, ‘04 and ‘05 is working on plans that will see him return to a main British championship in 2014.

The talented racer has been successful in the German Formula 3 Championship, beating Force India F1 driver, Nico Hulkenberg, and raced at Le Mans for Embassy Racing until accidents that damaged his back slowed his career progress.

During recent seasons, Foster’s on-track appearances have been restricted mainly to Formula Ford 1600. Winning The Bert Ray Memorial Trophy at Brands Hatch in 2012, Foster came close to scoring a fourth Walter Hayes Trophy victory in November 2012, and narrowly missed out on victory again in 2013.

Speaking this week, he said: “Plans are well underway that should hopefully see me back in action on a regular basis during the season. The good news is that the championship I am looking at does have a race at Silverstone and I have a very loyal following at the track who I know will be keen to support me.

“Plans are progressing well and during the early part of January I hope pieces of the jigsaw that will allow this exciting project to happen will fall into place.

“I am very excited about the prospect of being in a position to challenge for a major British championship. If everything comes together as planned then this project will be based close to Buckingham and the plan is to get the local community involved with our activities.”