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Ticktum heads to Japan and Super formula for 2019

Red Bull has confirmed that junior driver Dan Ticktum will be heading east in 2019 to race in the ultra-competitive Japanese Super Formula series. Ticktum finished runner-up to Mick Schumacher in this year's FIA European F3, and as the young charger next in line in Red Bull's programme the Brit was at one point considered for a seat at Toro Rosso for next season. However, the 19-year-old's promotion to F1 was blocked because of a lack of points to qualify for Grand Prix racing's mandatory superlicence. With Formula 2 and Super Formula seen as Ticktum's best options, Red Bull has decided on sending its protégé to Japan where he will race for Mugen under the energy drink company's banner....
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