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Fortec Motorsport - More to come at Monza

12.04.2012: Just days after taking a double-victory at Oulton Park in Cheshire, Fortec’s British Formula Three team arrives at Monza

Just days after taking a double-victory at Oulton Park in Cheshire, Fortec’s British Formula Three team arrives at Monza for the next three rounds of the Cooper Tires British Formula Three International Series this weekend, keen to build on its early success.


Taking two victories from a possible three, with both Pipo Derani and Felix Serralles securing their maiden British F3 wins, Fortec enjoyed a strong start to its 2012 campaign at a damp Oulton Park over the Easter weekend. Now embarking on the first of four overseas races in the 2012 Championship, the team and drivers are confident of their chances at the revered Monza circuit in Northern Italy.


Race-winners Serralles and Derani have had their confidence buoyed by their recent successes and are keen to build upon their experience and achievements, while Alex Lynn and Hannes van Asseldonk also had positives to take from the Oulton Park weekend. Lynn showed electrifying pace in free practice and was unfortunate not to qualify higher at the Cheshire circuit, but the Essex-based star started well and challenged hard for positions in every race.


Hannes van Asseldonk was very much the star of race one as he charged his way up to fourth, chasing down third placed man Sainz until a mistake forced him to retire, almost certainly costing him a podium finish in his maiden British F3 race. All four Fortec men are relishing the challenge ahead of them at the illustrious Italian circuit, which always provides exciting racing.


Alex Lynn, who this week announced that he will be sponsored by legendary Formula One driver Stefan Johansson, is keen to move on from the season-opener and is excited to return to the Monza circuit: “We have taken a lot of positives from Oulton Park but I quickly moved on from that weekend and now look forward to Monza where I’m sure there’s a lot more to come. It’s a great circuit, and it’s where I did my first ever F3 test so I’m confident we will be on the pace there.”


The next three rounds of the Cooper Tires British Formula Three Championship take place at Monza, Italy, this weekend. Qualifying and race one take place on Saturday (April 14) at 1045 and 1500 respectively, with races two and three being held on Sunday (April 15) at 0915 and 1255 (all times are local).


Highlights of the season-opener at Oulton Park will be broadcast on Channel 4 and Motors TV, with full timings here.



Lizzie Isherwood -

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