T-SPORT ANNOUNCES A STRONG DRIVER LINE UP FOR 2006 BRITISH F3 INTERNATIONAL SERIES Brackley, UK, 8 February 2006: British Formula 3 Team, T-Sport, is today delighted to announce that 19 year-old Venezuelan driver, Rodolfo Gonzales, will...
T-SPORT ANNOUNCES A STRONG DRIVER LINE UP FOR 2006 BRITISH F3 INTERNATIONAL SERIES
Brackley, UK, 8 February 2006: British Formula 3 Team, T-Sport, is today delighted to announce that 19 year-old Venezuelan driver, Rodolfo Gonzales, will race alongside Dutch driver, Dennis Retera, also 19, in the 2006 British F3 International Series.
Retera will race a Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda in the Championship Class whilst Gonzales will be competing in the team's Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda in the Scholarship Class.
After a difficult season in the UK Formula Renault Championship, Gonzales is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead of him.
"After winter testing with T-Sport last year, I knew F3 was where I wanted to be and this is the most logical step for my career," said Rodolfo. "I must thank my sponsors for their loyal support, and I hope to repay their faith in me by competing strongly in this year's British Formula Three National Class Championship."
After stunning the British Formula Ford fraternity at last season's Festival, Retera is looking forward to a great season in British F3.
"This is a great opportunity for me as a driver; to race in such a prestigious Championship is a dream come true," said Retera. "I would like to thank the Stichting Chart Foundation for their continued support and look forward to working with T-Sport and especially my new race engineer, Alan Woodhead.
"From T-Sport's point of view, we are very happy to field two drivers who will run competitively in both classes of the Series," commented T-Sport Team Manager, Russell Eacott. "Rodolfo is undertaking a two-year programme in Formula 3, which will bring some stability to his career. He's always had the raw speed but now needs to translate that into race victories".
"Dennis is a very talented and focused driver", he continued. "Although it will take a little bit of time for him to familiarise himself both with Formula 3 and some new circuits, we expect him to learn quickly and challenge at the front of the field."
"We are also very proud to announce our involvement with the Stichting Chart Foundation, which is a charitable foundation supporting talented but under-financed Dutch racing drivers"
The 2006 season starts on the 15 and 16 February with the first official test session at Pembrey, Wales.