TEAM NEWS 23 FEBRUARY 2012: British racing team T-Sport will run a car in the top class of the COOPER TIRES British Formula 3 International Series in 2012 after forming a new partnership with Japanese company ThreeBond. This partnership will see a car entered under the ‘ThreeBond with T-Sport’ banner in the International Class.
The ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara will be powered by the successful ThreeBond-Nissan SR20VE engine, developed for the Japanese F3 Championship by ThreeBond and Tomei Engines.
The new partnership is also pleased to announce that 21-year-old Australian Nick McBride will be in the driving seat in 2012, having made the step up from Formula Ford. McBride joins fellow Australian, Spike Goddard, who has already signed up for a National Class campaign with T-Sport.
T-Sport has a long history of getting the top results in both the National and International class F3 races with the likes of Adriano Buzaid, Wayne Boyd and current Sauber F1 driver Sergio Perez.
“We’re very happy to undertake this new venture with ThreeBond,” said T-Sport team principal Russell Eacott. “The Tomei engine has a proven record in Japanese F3 where it has taken many wins and pole positions, it will be interesting to see how it fares in the British series, the International Class is a big jump for a rookie but I think Nick has got what it takes to succeed.”Article Written By AN Other on 23rd Feb 2012