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Nikola Tsolov and Isaac Barashi to race for GRS in Eurocup-3

by Alejandro Alonso Lopez

Photo: GRS

GRS Team has announced Alpine F1 junior Nikola Tsolov and Isaac Barashi as its drivers for the 2024 Eurocup-3 season.

Tsolov, a protege of Fernando Alonso, will miss the rounds at the Red Bull Ring, Paul Ricard and Motorland Aragon though due to clashes with his FIA Formula 3 Championship campaign, where he competes with ART Grand Prix.

Tsolov is no stranger to GRS and Eurocup-3, having joined the team for two rounds of the series’ inaugural season last year. The Bulgarian claimed two pole positions and finished second twice at Jerez on his first outing, and came 10th in the standings.

“I am very excited to start this new challenge with GRS,” he said. “It’s a team I already know, so I’m confident to work with them this season. It’s also great to have the first round of the season in Spa-Francorchamps as it’s my favourite track, so we can have a good start to the championship.”

Josep Trinidad, GRS’s CEO and team manager, added: “We welcome back Nikola into the team with excitement and high hopes. He came into the series last year, without having tested the car, and performed excellently, so we’ve already seen that he’s capable of being at the top. Having them is an additional boost for the team’s morale, so we will give our best from him to prove his talent on track.”

Barashi is also returning to the team after entering four Spanish Formula 4 rounds with them last year. His primary focus in 2023 was a British F4 campaign with Argenti Motorsport, with two third places in reversed-grid races his best results. He began this year by entering three Formula Regional Middle East rounds with MP Motorsport.

“I’m super excited to take the next step up in my racing career to Eurocup-3 with GRS,” said Barashi.

“Working with the team last year made the transition super easy, and they helped me get up to speed and learn the new car quickly. Testing has been going well through the winter and I want to say a huge thank you to GRS for this opportunity. Can’t wait to get to racing and hopefully bring some good results to the team.”

Trinidad said Barashi’s “growth and improvement as a driver since he first raced with us are evident and significant, so it’s great news to keep working alongside him for this new stage of his career”.