GB3 race-winner Nick Gilkes has signed with Drivex School to race in the new Eurocup-3 series.
The Formula Regional-based series, which will utilise a new bodykit from Tatuus and tuned up engines, features races in five European countries and with half of the inaugural season taking place in Spain.
Gilkes steps up to Eurocup-3 from GB3, where he came 14th in his rookie season of slicks-and-wings racing last year. He ended his GB3 campaign with a reversed-grid win, having previouslt picked up a maiden podium in round two of season.
“Really excited to announce that I will be driving in the inaugural Eurocup-3 season with Drivex,” said Gilkes.
“I tested a few days with the team this month and was super impressed with the caliber of all of the personnel, their motivation to succeed and their plans for the year. Coming off my first season with slicks-and-wings I feel the championship, the iconic European tracks and a great team is the natural career step.
“I can’t wait until the first round at Spa-Francorchamps in May and in the meantime will be training hard, spending time on the HIP Motorsports sim, racing in the Contest of Speed eSports league and testing with Drivex to ensure that I am totally ready.”
Before GB3, Gilkes raced in Formula 1600 in Canada and Formula Ford 1600 in Great Britain. He was Toyo Tires F1600 champion and won Quebec’s Formula Tour 1600 series in 2021, then reached the FFord Festival semi-final and came 20th in the Walter Hayes Trophy.
“We are very happy to have Nick with us,” Drivex team principal Miguel Angel de Castro said.
“The chemistry between him and our brand new Eurocup-3 team was instant and we can see the signs of a very good collaboration going forward.
“He is naturally quick but is also a fast learner and this combination is the mark of a good driver. It was beautiful to see how quickly he integrated with our team and I will be looking forward to seeing him fight for the top steps of the podium.”