Not long ago, Charles Leclerc announced the launch of his own range of kart chassis, produced in the Birel ART factory. The news has made a big impact in the industry and beyond thanks to the incredible popularity of the Monegasque prodigy whose recent exploits at the wheel of his Ferrari F1 have delighted motorsport enthusiasts around the world.
According to Charles' wishes, the chassis bearing his colours need to shine in competition in order to broaden their audience and attract as many drivers as possible. Since the launch of this great adventure, Birel ART had decided to equip the Charles Leclerc brand with its own racing department as soon as possible. The choice quickly turned to the Lennox Racing team, led by a 27-year-old Briton, Jordon Lennox Lamb, a former top-level driver and dynamic team manager.
"I have always had a good relationship with Birel ART and in particular with Ronni Sala," Jordon said. "In my career, I have driven Lissone chassis on many occasions. In particular, I achieved one of my best results, vice-World KF Champion in 2015 at La Conca, at the wheel of an official Birel ART. This cannot be forgotten. Since then, I have proven myself as a team manager within my own team. 2020 will mark an important turning point for me. I am very proud that my team has been chosen to collaborate with the new Charles Leclerc brand in competition. It is a new and exciting challenge to take up, especially as Birel ART has just celebrated its 60th anniversary with a World KZ Championship."
During his long career as a driver, between 1999 and 2017, Jordon Lennox Lamb gained extensive experience in all categories on the greatest international circuits. Renowned for his fighting spirit, he is also known for his development skills. For the past two years, despite his youth, he has established himself as one of the most competent team managers. In particular, he knows how to train young drivers in all aspects of today's racing.
"I know Jordon well because I have faced him many times in karting," said Charles Leclerc. "I have always appreciated his very competitive spirit and his desire to win. I am delighted that my race department is under the responsibility of a young and dynamic team manager like him."
Under the Charles Leclerc chassis banner, the Lennox Racing team, based in Lonato (ITA) will compete in a full international season in 2020 with the full support of the Birel ART factory. The list of its drivers will be announced soon. The Lennox Racing team also distributes Charles Leclerc chassis in Italy.