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T-Sport to be powered by Volkswagen

T-SPORT BOOSTED BY VOLKSWAGEN POWER FOR 2009 Brackley, UK -- 14 November 2008: British F3 International Series team, T-Sport, will race with Volkswagen power in 2009. The three-time National Class Champions came tantalisingly close to winning ...

T-SPORT BOOSTED BY VOLKSWAGEN POWER FOR 2009

Brackley, UK -- 14 November 2008: British F3 International Series team, T-Sport, will race with Volkswagen power in 2009. The three-time National Class Champions came tantalisingly close to winning the International Class this year with Sergio Perez and the deal with Volkswagen clearly demonstrates that the team is determined to rise all the way to the top in 2009.

"We will receive an excellent package from Volkswagen," said Team Principal, Russell Eacott. "As well as engines there is a whole development programme behind the deal too. Neil Brown Engineering has done a great job for us but we feel that our best shot at the International title will be with Volkswagen."

The new deal is excellent news for the drivers who will race for T-Sport in 2009 as they will be racing with a major manufacturer. The VW engine is a proven winner, finishing this year's F3 Euroseries as runner-up with Edoardo Mortara, so it is a fantastic platform from which T-sport can mount a serious championship challenge.

"I have watched T-Sport perform very well this year," said Kris Nissen, the Head of Motorsport at VW. "I think their package was not as strong as it could have been with Volkswagen but for a reasonable budget they have done a fantastic job."

T-Sport will run at least two International Class cars in 2009 and may also continue to run a car in the National Class.

"We're currently talking to drivers about next year and we're delighted with how much interest there has been," continued Eacott. "Our performance over the last season was strong and to take the championship fight to the last round was great; to continue that into 2009 will be fantastic."

-credit: t-sportgroup.com

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Series BF3
Drivers Sergio Perez , Kris Nissen , Edoardo Mortara