Bajan driver Kyffin Simpson will join the highly competitive HMD Motorsports at the Sebring International Raceway on the 25th-27th September to mark the beginning of his transition to Formula Regional Americas, aided by renowned IndyCar engineer Tim Neff and the driver development focused Kokoro Performance.
Kyffin, residing in Grand Cayman, previously achieved multiple karting championships in both the US and Europe, before making his single-seater racing debut in the 2020 F4 United States Championship. The move up to Formula Regional Americas is a key step in Kyffin’s eventual goal to reach IndyCar, the pinnacle of US motorsport.
HMD Motorsports, formerly known as BN Racing, have been a front-running team in multiple US racing series since 2017. Beginning in Road to Indy series, they expanded to the Cooper Tyres USF2000 Championship to complement their Indy Pro 2000 and Indy Lights campaigns where they proved exceedingly competitive and fought for key wins.
Looking towards 2021, HMD are focusing their attention on the Road to Indy Ladder Program alongside participation in the Formula Regional Americas. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, HMD are the ideal team for Kyffin to pursue his racing ambitions. In addition, engineering expertise provided by Tim Neff, with his experience and technical expertise from IndyCar, will provide for a rapid development program.
In preparation for his Formula Regional Americas debut, Kyffin has conducted test days and non-championship SCCA events with the HMD team, as well as kart racing and sampling LMP3 machinery for the first time. In early September’s SCCA event at Sebring, Kyffin featured as a class front-runner and demonstrated impressive pace in the HMD FR Americas car. In addition to this, Kyffin has worked alongside renowned IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson and Kieren Clark of Kokoro Performance to continue his development.
“Racing is a team sport, and so I am thankful for this opportunity to work closely with Tim Neff and HMD Motorsports, who will focus on my development as a driver. It is a fantastic opportunity to be working alongside these amazing people and I will do my all to make the most of this fantastic advantage. I am really looking forward to racing in the Formula Regional Americas, especially alongside a teammate as successful as David Malukas… he is certainly setting the benchmark high! I am also very grateful to the SCCA and Scott Goodyear, who have opened the door to Formula Regional Americas for me! Full focus forward now.”Kyffin Simpson
“Myself and everyone at HMD are super-excited to embark on this new motorsport journey with Kyffin. We all look forward to supporting and educating him as he rises through the racing ranks.”Tim Neff, HMD Motorsports
“This step up is a fantastic opportunity for Kyffin at a crucial time in his young career. The wealth of experience and support around him will be of huge benefit to his rate of development. From our perspective, there are no expectations for Sebring results-wise as our key focus is maximising his preparation for next season when he pursues the Formula Regional Americas title.”Kieren Clark, Kokoro Performance
The Formula Regional Americas event at Sebring International Raceway will take place between 25th-27th September 2020, with Race #1 held on Saturday and Races #2 and #3 on Sunday. Watch the event on fanracing.live and follow @FR_Americas on Twitter for updates.