Barton Secures Funding for Castle Combe. Thanks to a last minute deal with a private backer in Australia, Barton Mawer will be able to defend his 42 point National Class Championship lead in rounds 11 and 12 of the British Formula 3...
Barton Secures Funding for Castle Combe.
Thanks to a last minute deal with a private backer in Australia, Barton Mawer will be able to defend his 42 point National Class Championship lead in rounds 11 and 12 of the British Formula 3 International Series next weekend at Castle Combe.
Barton is keen to get back on the track and further extend his already impressive lead in the Championship.
"I am relieved to be able to secure the finances to be at Castle Combe but we still have a lot of work to do to secure the remainder of the budget. We are talking to some people from back in Australia and I really hope we can sort something out very soon".
The 2005 season has been a highly successful one the young Australian, finishing on the podium in all but one race. Barton has regularly been battling with the front running Championship Class runners, finishing in the top ten outright on a number of occasions. These consistently strong performances have seen him extend his Championship lead after each round and has him well positioned to take the National Class Championship this year.
T-Sport Team Manager, Russell Eacott, has been very impressed with Barton's performance this season and is looking forward to continuing his Championship challenge throughout the year.
"Barton's performances have been strong all year. If backing can be found for Barton to complete the season, I think he can win the Championship."
T-Sport will have number of students from Birchen Coppice Middle School in Kidderminster at Castle Combe to cheer Barton on. The kids will be there as a part of a school project on motor racing that had previously seen Barton and the team visit the school with Barton's Formula 3 car. The Dallara will also be carrying the Birchen Coppice logo for this race meeting.