Irishman Jonathan Browne will return to Turn 3 Motorsport in 2023 for his sophomore year in the USF Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The 22-year-old is a proven competitor who secured his first pole position at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix last year and ended the season by taking the fastest overall time against new and returning competitors on day one of the official USF Pro Championships Fall Combine test in October.
Before shifting his career to the U.S.A., Browne was crowned champion of the world famous Formula Ford Festival in 2019, won the Champion of Brands title and all five of its comprising races in 2020, and landed on the podium in his debut GB3 race event in 2021, just to name a few of his racing accomplishments in the U.K. and Ireland.
Following his rookie 2022 USF Pro 2000 season, Browne has continued extensive training and testing in preparation for his return the series to vie for the championship title in 2023.
“I’m very happy to be back with Turn 3 Motorsport for the 2023 season,” said Browne. “We have learned a lot during last season that I believe will help us have a stronger season this year. The post-season tests have gone really well in developing our car and my skills, so I am looking forward to keeping the momentum going into the coming weeks and hitting the ground running in our first race at St. Petersburg.”
“It’s a pleasure to have Jonathan returning to our team for the 2023 season,” said Team Owner Peter Dempsey. “His first year in U.S. racing was a huge learning experience for him, and I feel he’s going to have a very successful second year. We’ve conducted a lot of winter testing in preparation for his sophomore year which has all gone extremely well, and we’ve made huge gains with both Jonathan and the car performance from where we ended the 2022 season. We are now fully focused on our pre-season testing which starts in the next few weeks. We are looking forward to that first race event at St. Peterburg in March!”
This year’s competitors will gather February 27-28 for the official pre-season Spring Training at Sebring International Raceway followed by the first event of the USF Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida from March 3-5.
Header Image: Jonathan Browne in his #2 Turn 3 Motorsport car / 📸: Gavin Baker Photography