Motorsport Ireland/Sport Ireland Young Driver of The Year, Cian Carey makes his Formula 3 debut this weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire.
Carey, from Ratoath in County Meath is the reigning BOSS Ireland single seater champion, having raced a new generation Formula Renault car in 2017, run by his family Mooretown Engineering team.
Having won the prestigious Young Driver award and utilising the support from both Motorsport Ireland and Sport Ireland, Cian graduates to the F3 Cup in the UK for the 2017 season.
Cian’s VW powered Dallara F3 car will be run by the Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) Team and the 23 year old has already settled in well with his new car and team.
After a number of productive test days, Cian topped the testing times yesterday by a tenth of a second ahead of this weekend’s opener.
Cian Carey, Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of The Year:
“I think we are really well prepared ahead of this weekend. I’m really enjoying working with CDR- we have tested well and having just done a new tyre run yesterday, I’m happy with the balance ahead of qualifying! It is going to be really close, but we should be right up there!”
About Cian Carey:
Cian Carey, 22, from Ratoath in County Meath, is the reigning BOSS Ireland Champion. Despite driving one of the smaller engined “BOSS 2” cars, he scored five overall wins and took both the class and outright titles at the wheel of his Formula Renault in 2016.
In December, Cian was named as the Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of The Year and in 2017 he represents Ireland in the UK F3 Cup series. His ambition is to progress into a career in Sportscars, preferably on the world stage.
Cian began motor racing in 2011 at the age of 16, driving a Honda Civic in the Irish Touring Car Championship, going on to finish as class runner up the following year,with four race wins.In 2013, he switched to the Formula Libre class, driving a Formula Renault, winning the “Driver of the Year” title in that class.
Cian is supported by Motorsport Ireland, Sport Ireland, Mooretown Engineering, F Brazil Reinforcements and DPC Powder Coating.