Hector Hurst has signed with Emilio de Villota Motorsport to compete in the European F3 Open.
The 19-year-old Briton switches from the now-defunct FIA Formula Two Championship where he finished tenth in the standings in what was his second year of car racing.
Managed by Mark Blundell, Hurst will pilot a Dallara F312 for the team, joining Russian Alexey Chuklin and Guatemala’s Andres Saravia. South Korean Chewon In will drive a older-spec F308 in the Copa Class. Emilio de Villota Motorsport finished second in the teams’ standings in 2012 and with Mans Grenhagen placing third in the drivers’ championship.
“My experience is quite short, just our two-day test in Valencia, so it’s quite difficult to guess where we will be when the season begins,” said Hurst. “Anyway I’m sure we will finish the year fighting for top-places. I’m looking forward to the new season.”
Emilio de Villota Jr. commented: “We were pretty surprised with his performance during winter tests, mainly taking into account his inexperience in motorsport and being a young driver. He worked quite well with our engineer and his professional profile promise a brilliant season ahead.”