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Spanish kart ace David Vidales joins Campos Racing for F3 test programme

by Peter Allen

Spanish karting ace David Vidales, who has been supported recently by Fernando Alonso, has signed with Campos Racing for a Formula 3 testing programme.

Vidales will conduct several test days in the coming weeks at the wheel of a Dallara F312, as campaigned by Campos in Euroformula Open in past seasons.

The 17-year-old finished runner-up in the International KZ2 Super Cup just over one week ago, having previously achieved the same result in world championships at OK and OK Junior levels in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Vidales has enjoyed the support of Alonso, and tested a Formula Renault car at the end of last year with a view to racing for the two-time Formula 1 champion’s new FA Racing by Drivex team this season. He was presented as part of its line-up before the season, but is still to make his single-seater racing debut.

Campos Racing founder Adrian Campos guided Alonso through his early years in single-seaters, giving him his first car racing test at the end of 1998 and running him to the 1999 Euro Open by Nissan title.

He later?supported current Super Formula title contender Alex Palou, handing him a car racing debut in Euroformula Open and later drives in GP3 and Formula 2.

Palou will be on hand as Vidales’ coach during his testing with Campos.

Vidales will also be looked after going forward by Monaco Increase Management, headed up by Italian businessman Salvatore Gandolfo, a partner and co-owner of Campos Racing.

?I’m excited and motivated joining this new whole project,” said Vidales.

“I am also infinitely grateful to Salvatore and Adrian. I am proud they have entrusted me with the opportunity and, of course, I am going to rise to the occasion.

“I?m looking forward to starting working with the team in order to address the challenges together.”

Campos currently competes in both FIA F2 and F3. It has not contested a Euroformula Open race since the end of the 2018 season.