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AP: Team BRM to return in 2005

Team BRM confirms Asian F3 return. ADELAIDE (Monday, Jan 10 2005.) South Australian championship winning Formula 3 outfit team BRM confirmed today that they will be returning to the ever-expanding Asian Formula 3 championship this year, for an...

Team BRM confirms Asian F3 return.

ADELAIDE (Monday, Jan 10 2005.) South Australian championship winning Formula 3 outfit team BRM confirmed today that they will be returning to the ever-expanding Asian Formula 3 championship this year, for an all out assault on the series title.

After an exploratory 2004 campaign, highlighted by the storming drives by Aussie John Pettit during the season finale at the Batangas circuit in the Philippines, the team will upgrade to a latest-spec Dallara F304 Speiss Opel chassis to ensure that they have the best possible equipment.

Engine supplier Speiss will also be pitching in, lending factory support to the team to help BRM face the expected challenge from the TOMS Toyota and Three-Bond Nissan factory teams set to enter the series, which is set to thrive this season.

Team BRM owner Bronte Rundle said that the team was keen to sign an Australian driver to compete in the Asian series.

"We are very keen to have an Australian on board for our 2005 Asian Formula 3 campaign," Rundle said. "We are offering an opportunity for an Australian driver to come along and compete on an international stage, for basically a similar budget to competing in the Australian series."

"We proved last year just how competitive we can be, and we are set to take another step forward this year with our Asian F3 campaign." He said.

The entire Asian Formula 3 championship is broadcast live to approximately 100 Million homes throughout Asia, giving unprecedented coverage to sponsors. In addition to the excellent exposure, the winner of the 2005 Asian F3 championship will win a fully funded drive in the 2005 Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix -- undoubtedly the most prestigious event in the worldwide Formula 3 calendar.

This year the Asian Formula 3 championship will be comprised of six rounds, two each in the Philippines (Batangas), China (Zuhai) and Indonesia (Sentul), with the opening round set to be held at Batangas on April 10 this year.

-www.teambrm.com.aul.

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