Jack Doohan has signed with the Alpine Academy for 2022 as he prepares to take on the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship with Virtuosi Racing.

"I’m super excited to be joining the Alpine Academy this year. I’ve been working behind the scenes with the team since the start of the year and I’ve been gelling with everyone really well so far. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone more and settle into being an Academy member. The facilities are awesome, and the door is always open for chats and advice. I’m keen to stick in, work hard and start the 2022 on-track campaign. Driving with Virtuosi, I know we have a good shot at contending for the title. We both definitely want to achieve that together. They are a strong team and have shown they are capable of doing great things having proved it over the last couple of years. I enjoyed racing in the final two Formula 2 rounds last year and also the post-season test, which went well. I’m looking forward to starting the year as strongly as possible in Bahrain. We’ll take it race by race, it’s a long championship with 14 rounds and being consistent will be the aim."

After several years of impressing in karting in his native Australia, Jack Doohan – son of five-time MotoGP world champion Mick Doohan – made the switch to single seaters in 2018 in the British F4 Championship. He took three wins and 12 podiums en-route to fifth in the championship and the first-placed rookie.

Campaigns in the Italian F4 Championship and the ADAC F4 Championship yielded valuable experience for the young Australian. Two consecutive second places in the Asian F3 championships prepared Jack for the move to Formula 3 with HWA Racelab in 2020.

A swap to Trident Racing the season after produced incredible results with Jack claiming four wins and seven podiums, which propelled him to second in the championship. He joined MP Motorsport for the final two rounds of the 2021 Formula 2 Championship, qualifying a stunning second in Abu Dhabi. 

Jack has now signed with Virtuosi Racing for his first full FIA Formula 2 Championship season in 2022.

Thoughts and insights from the team at Owlpine Group.

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