Saturday, January 7: The China CTIC Team has announced that American driver Brent Dillard will race in the 2023 UIM F1H2O World Championship.
Dillard joins forces with the Chinese operation after three seasons racing in the UIM F2 World Championship. The 36-year-old will race with the support of radio man David Moore.
Dillard was born on a military base in Jacksonville, Florida, and currently lives at Dalzell in South Carolina. After playing basketball during his time at the Hampden Sydney College, he switched his allegiance to racing on the water and was a nine-time APBA US National High Points champion across three classes. He has competed in eight North American APBA and 14 US APBA National Championships and was inducted into the APBA Hall of Champions in 2004 and 2008.
Brent won the Formula 3 Championship in 2004, 2009 and 2010 and the 2013 Formula 2 USA Championship and was the rookie of the year in the 2015 Formula 1 IOGP series. In addition to competing in the UIM F2 World Championship with JRM Racing - where he won his last race in Portugal and finished sixth in the 2022 Drivers’ Championship - Dillard also won the 2021 American Formula 1 race at Lake Havasu.
The American said: “I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to race for such a professional and successful team. I am thankful for the continued support of Dillard Financial Solutions and my parents, Steve and Teresa Dillard. I had such a great experience racing for JRM Racing. I wish Mette, Jamey, and the entire JRM team good luck this year. Over the years I have built a strong relationship with David Moore and I must thank him for everything he has done to make this happen. F1H2O has always been my ultimate goal. Thank you, Philippe Dessertenne for the opportunity.”