The much under fire Formula 3 Euroseries has received two significant boosts of late.
Following a season that saw an average of twelve runners at each event, the series announced today a confirmed entry list of fifteen cars, potentially rising to seventeen by the season start.
Although Prema Powerteam and Mücke Motorsport will be running four cars apiece, the beleaguered series retains Signature Motorsport.
Former Superleague squad GU Racing will be making a switch to the championship, while Jo Zeller Racing will be making a full-time commitment in 2012 following several sporadic appearances during this year’s campaign. URD Rennsport will also be joining the series full-time.
It is yet another positive move for Formula 3 Euroseries, who announced last week that they are to be the new support category for DTM next year, culminating in six German events and one each in Austria, Netherlands and Spain.
Two pre-season tests have also been secured for Valencia and Barcelona in March; however the venue and date for the proposed mid-season test has yet to be confirmed. All teams will be running the F312 chassis – Dallara’s new-for-2012 safety cell.
Formula 3 Euroseries Calendar Pre-Season Tests Mar 17-18 Valencia, Spain Mar 21-22 Barcelona, Spain Championship Events Apr 28-29 Hockenheim, Germany May 5-6 Lausitzring, Germany Jun 2-3 Spielberg, Austria Jun 30-Jul 1 Norisring, Germany Aug 18-19 Nurburgring, Germany Aug 25-26 Zandvoort, Netherlands Sept 15-16 Oschersleben, Germany Sept 29-30 Valencia, Spain Oct 20-21 Hockenheim, Germany