Reece competed in all 5 rounds of the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA in January and February of 2021 with Hitech GP. He finished 2nd of 12 drivers in the Rookie Cup and 12th of 25 in the Driver’s Championship. Despite only qualifying in the Top 10 twice, he finished 11 of the 15 races in the Top 10. Completing every race with a highest finish of P5 and lowest of P13 is a testament to the car and team at Hitech GP.
The field included an elite mix of drivers including some from FIA F2 (4 drivers) and FIA F3 (4 drivers). There were also 7 drivers from FREC and Euroformula Open which use the same car as the F3 Asian Championship. The series which usually travels to multiple countries in Asia was this year limited to the UAE due to the Covid pandemic. The circuits at Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi were run with varying configurations to satisfy FIA Superlicense points requirements. Superlicense points were awarded to the top 9 in the Driver’s Championship.
In his first year of car racing after moving up from karting, Reece competed in all 7 rounds of the 2020 British F3 Championship with team Hitech GP. The Covid-delayed schedule of 24 races ran from August to November. Overall Reece scored 2 podiums, one fastest lap and a Fastest Driver of the Weekend award. Highlights included a 2nd place finish in Race 5 at Donnington Park and another 2nd place finish in Race 9 at Brands Hatch, both in the busy 3-round month of August. His Fastest Driver of the Weekend award came in Race 13 at Donnington Park in September. Classified as an elite sporting event, the final round of the F3 season at iconic Silverstone Circuit was held during UK lockdown without spectators, allowing the series to complete its full schedule of races for 2020.
At Round 4 of the 2020 British F3 season at Donnington Park Circuit, Reece was awarded the trophy for Fastest Driver of the Weekend. Saturday’s qualifying was suspended with a red flag, just as he was about to complete a lap that would have put him near the top. He would finish 8th and 6th in the two races from his qualifying position of 7th. In Sunday’s reverse grid race, Reece powered through the field from 9th to 4th place, setting multiple fastest laps in the process. His 1:25.095 was the top time of the race weekend.
The 2020 British F3 season got underway with three race weekends in the month of August. Of the 11 races held thus far, Reece has achieved two podiums with 2nd place finishes at Donnington Park and Brands Hatch.
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Due to travel restrictions amidst the global pandemic of 2020, Reece was not able to commence racing with M2 Competition as planned. Hitech GP also adjusted its approach for the year, entering British F3 just as Reece was considering options in the UK where he is a student. Following an extended stay at home in Japan, Reece joined Hitech GP for the 2020 racing season, with the first race on August 1 at Oulton Park.