motorracing.jpgZimbabwe motor racing sensation, Axcil Jefferies is set to compete in Formula 2, despite facing challenges in landing sponsors to help him in his bid to compete on the international stage.

 

Jefferies has moved a gear up by being promoted to Formula 2.

 

Despite Jefferies failing to compete in Formula 2 due to lack of sponsorship,  he managed to pass a three month trial period in the United Kingdom which culminated in him being promoted to Formula 2.

 

Speaking in a telephone interview from the United Kingdom, Axcil’s  father, Suhail Jefferies expressed confidence in his son’s ability to hold his own in Formula 2.

 

With the failure to land a sponsor emerging as a major hindrance to his progress, the 17 year old young motor racing sensation on Wednesday afternoon launched a campaign aimed at advertising Zimbabwe.

 

The campaign is targeted at luring Zimbabwean sponsors to bankroll his motor racing career.

 

Jefferies, who turns 18 next month, will be the youngest driver in Formula 2.

 

In his first practice session in Formula 2, Jefferies finished sixth out of a field of 19.

 

Jefferies took the motor racing scene by storm in 2009 after becoming the first Zimbabwean driver to win the Pacific Rookies Motor Sport event at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit.

 

Jefferies competed in Formula BMW Europe then saw his career being rocked by sponsorship problems that prevented him from competing in Formula 2.