Formula 3 Selection / Jerez On the 16th and 17th of November, Racing Engineering will hold a two day test at the Jerez circuit. Eight drivers were chosen to participate: Siso Cunill (ESP), Chris Holmes (UK), Franck Mailleux (FRA), Bruno Mendez...
Formula 3 Selection / Jerez On the 16th and 17th of November,
Racing Engineering will hold a two day test at the Jerez circuit. Eight drivers were chosen to participate: Siso Cunill (ESP), Chris Holmes (UK), Franck Mailleux (FRA), Bruno Mendez (ESP), Nil Montserrat (ESP), Arturo Llobell (ESP), Stefanos Kamitsakis (GRE) and Juan Manuel Polar (PE). Four Spaniards, one French, one Peruvian, one Greek and one British driver are to drive the team's Dallara F306 cars in order to convince Racing Engineering's selection committee and become part of it's 2007 Formula 3 line-up.
On the first day Siso Cunill, Chris Holmes, Franck Mailleux and Juan Manuel Polar will be driving the Racing Engineering cars. Siso Cunill, at only 16 years old, started his career in single seater racing in 2006 and participated in Formula Renault races along with the last three events of the Spanish Formula 3 Cup. Chris Holmes, the 19 years old Leeds-born driver is in his third year of single seater racing, competing in British Formula BMW in 2005 as well as 2006. Franck Mailleux participated in the French Formula Renault and started his racing career with karting in 1998. The driver line-up for the first day is completed by Juan Manuel Polar. The Peruvian started karting in 1996 and after two years in Formula Dodge, he moved to Mexican and British Formula Renault, until he came to Spain where he competed in the Spanish Formula 3 Cup in 2006.
The second day will see Bruno Mendez, Nil Montserrat, Stefanos Kamitsakis and Arturo Llobell behind the wheels. Bruno Mendez, the 16 year old vice-champion of the Master Junior Formula, started karting in 1998 before switching to formula racing in 2006. Nil Montserrat participated in the Spanish Formula 3 Cup in 2005 and made the jump to the Spanish Formula 3 Championship in 2006. Stefanos Kamatsakis is an experienced Greek karting driver, who is at the point of stepping up to formula racing, which is his goal for 2007. Arturo Llobell, the 18 year old driver from Valencia, competed in karting, Spanish Formula Renault 1600 and won the Formula Baviera- BMW in 2004. In 2005 Arturo won the Spanish Formula 3 Cup. While in 2006, he competed in the Spanish Formula 3 Championship.
Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon: "It was really difficult to choose these eight drivers as we received many good applications. However, I think that with these youngsters, we have a very interesting mixture of rookies and experienced drivers. I am looking forward to these two test days and I am eager to see these boys in our cars."