Reigning German Formula 3 champion, Marvin Kirchhöfer, will join Fortec Motorsport for the second round of the British F3 Series at Silverstone next week.
The 20-year-old, who is racing full-time in the GP3 Series this year with ART Grand Prix, replaces Sam MacLeod, who had also just signed up for a single round at Rockingham.
Kirchhöfer will race alongside Fortec regulars Matt Rao and British F3 points leader Martin Cao, although it is unclear as to whether this may extend to additional rounds later in the season.
The German racer impressed the Daventry team during a recent test at the Riccardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.
Fortec team manager Dan Mitchell believes there is no doubt Kirchhöfer can deliver the goods next weekend. “We are very happy to have Marvin on board he is a proven race winner and can hopefully continue this with us at Silverstone,” noted Mitchell, before adding, “With his experience in Formula cars he will be a great benchmark to our drivers and a good asset to British Formula 3”
Kirchhöfer enjoyed a solid opening to his GP3 campaign at Barcelona last weekend with two 5th place finishes, with the pilot keen to display his prowess in the Dallara-Mercedes machine. “It’s a great opportunity for me, getting some experience at Silverstone and try to improve myself with a bit more racing. I’m looking forward to this weekend with Fortec Motorsport!”
The addition of Kirchhöfer brings next week’s field up to six, but more are expected to sign on in the next few days. This event with Fortec will also qualify Kirchhöfer as an entrant for this year’s Macau Grand Prix, which will take place on the third weekend in November.