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Euroformula Open teams start testing Dallara 320

by Elliot Wood

Three Euroformula Open teams have taken delivery of the new halo-shod Dallara 320 car that will be raced in the championship next year.

Carlin and Motopark have already shaken down their chassis, while Fortec Motorsports is yet to take its 320 on track.

Former British Formula 3 venue Pembrey was the location of Carlin’s test, which took place in the wet.

Motopark called on 2016 World Series Formula V8 3.5 champion and former Formula E driver Tom Dillmann, who is seeking a return to the championship, to shake down its chassis at local circuit Oschersleben in Germany.

“Great car, the real F3,” Dillmann said on social media after his first run in the car.

The car is also being used in the soon to be renamed Japanese Formula 3 next year, where Motopark has also shaken down two chassis in a group test at Suzuka.

Sena Sakaguchi and Simo Laaksonen drove the two cars there, which were co-run by Motopark’s Japanese team partner B-MAX Racing.

Several other Euroformula teams have expressed interest in purchasing the 320, which is available as an upgrade kit for the F317 currently in use as well as an all-new car, with Van Amersfoort Racing set to do so as soon as it has signed its first driver for the 2020 season.

Welsh team CF Racing, which usually races in MSV’s F3 Cup and appeared in EF Open twice this season, plans to enter the championship full-time next year with Italian-Welsh driver Stefano Leaney.

Double R Racing and Drivex School are also set to continue racing in the series.