Carlin to enter EuroFormula Open in 2016

Carlin will add the EuroFormula Open Championship to the team’s race programme for 2016. The British team will enter the eight round championship, which races within Europe on Formula 1 rated circuits, together with the three race winter series which kicks off the season’s racing in February.

The EuroFormula Open is an exciting prospect for the team which has Formula 3 as it’s cornerstone. First named Spanish F3, the championship was rebranded European F3 Open before racing under it’s current name of EuroFormula Open. With races shown both live and deferred, online and on British television, the series offers a cost effective racing package with profile. While the regulation Dallara F312 is a familiar car with which Carlin have enjoyed so much success, the EuroFormula Open cars use Michelin tyres and Toyota-based engines provided by the championship organisers.

For many drivers, the Euro Formula Open Championship is the first opportunity they will have had to race in a Formula Three car. The championship is a great stepping stone for drivers making a step up from Formula 4 or FR2.0, providing generous testing opportunities making it the perfect platform from which to progress to the FIA Formula Three European Championship and GP3. This coupled with multiple Friday test sessions at events followed by two qualifying sessions and races gives drivers a high amount of time on track.

Speaking about the team’s decision to enter the series Trevor Carlin said, “We’re extremely pleased to be entering the EuroFormula Open this season. It’s a championship that prides itself on being cost effective while maintaining a competitive package in this current climate. It also offers a great platform for us to be able to work with drivers and provide them with a perfect stepping stone on their way to the FIA Formula Three European Championship and beyond as they race around some of the top circuits in the world. We’ve received a very warm welcome from the championship organisers and we’re looking forward to getting on track in the next few weeks.”

Jesús Pareja, CEO of GT Sport, stated: “We are delighted to welcome in the Euroformula Open a team such as Carlin, which is one of the most respected references in our sports, and proud to see they have included the Euroformula Open in their portfolio of activities. I am sure that they will enjoy the high level of competitiveness of our series and that they will contribute greatly to an exciting 2016 season.”