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Hitech GP to enter BRDC British F3 with two cars

by Ida Wood

Hitech GP has announced it will enter the BRDC British Formula 3 championship this year with two cars.

The FIA F3 Championship and Asian F3 frontrunning team, that also centrally runs the cars for W Series and the Motorsport Games’ Formula 4 Cup, will be the second iteration of Hitech to compete in Britain’s F3 championship.

Former Red Bull junior Oliver Oakes created the current Hitech team in 2015, and had long known David Hayle who was co-founder of former British F3 team Hitech Racing.

After two FIA European F3 appearances in 2015, Hitech GP became a full-time effort and has continued to expand since.

“We are delighted to be joining the BRDC British F3 programme this season, despite being slightly up against it since we are a late entry to the grid,” said Hitech team principal Oakes.

“It will be a new challenge for us, but we are looking forward to making our debut at Oulton Park in August.”

The operation will be fronted by the team’s Asian F3 manager Phil Blow, who has overseen a hit rate of three titles in four attempts on the other side of the world.

There are currently no additional pre-season tests organised by BRDC British F3 that are set to take place, although private testing is still allowed at British circuits, and Hitech is based right next to Silverstone.

The old Hitech Racing team dominated the 2007 British F3 season with Estonian talent Marko Asmer, now manager of Red Bull junior Juri Vips, and was also a frontrunning force in 2009 with Walter Grubmuller and Renger van der Zande.