Van Amersfoort Racing has confirmed its plan to race in Euroformula Open next year as a multi-car operation.
The Dutch team joined Formula Regional European Championship this year at short notice after FIA European Formula 3 successor Formula European Masters was cancelled, and also races in ADAC and Italian Formula 4.
As reported by Formula Scout earlier this month, VAR has begun a testing programme with the remainders of its fleet of HWA-powered Dallara F317 cars that it raced in European F3 – and were used in Euroformula until the end of this season.
?Formula 3 is in the DNA of our team and we are definitely confirming our intention to be in the Euroformula next season, hopefully with at least two cars,” said VAR team boss Frits van Amersfoort.
“We hope to be in a position to make a first announcement soon and we also look forward to be able to test with the new Dallara 320 as soon as possible.?
The new Dallara 320, which goes beyond the FIA’s current specifications for what a F3 car is, is available to buy as an all-new car or as an upgrade kit for the F317, which is the route VAR is believed to be pursuing.
After visiting the Red Bull Ring, the team has tested for the last week at Gaudix in Spain with three different drivers, and will continue its 2019 test programme in the country at Cartagena, Ricardo Tormo and Barcelona in Spain.
Reigning Euroformula champion team Motopark and its fellow Spiess-powered rival Carlin have both been testing extensively post-season to evaluate drivers for 2020, with Carlin having already visited Mediterranean Grand Prix Enna-Pergusa in Sicily.