Mitch Evans joins MW Arden for 2011 GP3 season
MW Arden GP3 Team are delighted to announce that the current Toyota Racing Series Champion and Australian Formula Three Championship runner-up Mitch Evans will make his European racing debut when he joins the team to contest the highly rated GP3 Series.
The talented young New Zealand driver (16) is stepping up into GP3 after a successful 2010 season competing in Australian Formula 3. Although he was narrowly beaten to the title by a point and missed one round altogether due to an early season testing commitment in Europe, he notched up eight race wins.
Despite his age, Evans has been racing cars in Australia and New Zealand since 2007 and was runner-up in the hotly-contested 2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship.
Mitch has recently been competing in this year's TRS on home soil and has fulfilled his ambition by becoming the youngest New Zealand Grand Prix winner.
MW Arden Team Manager, Julian Rouse comments: "We are really happy to have Mitch racing with us in 2011. He tested with us in Estoril for three days in October and everyone was really impressed with his speed and maturity at such a young age, I haven't met a 16 year driver as complete as Mitch is for a long time. We are all really excited by his talent and I think he will be very competitive even in his first year of racing in Europe."
Mitch Evans comments: "I'm really excited to be racing with MW Arden in the 2011 GP3 Series. The test in Estoril went well and we are really happy joining the team as they are very professional I'm looking forward to working with them in my first year of racing in Europe. It's certainly going to be a very tough series and a steep learning curve as I've not raced at any of these circuits before but I'm looking forward to the challenge and the whole experience of living in Europe."
-source: mw arden