A new team has announced its intentions to join the Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship grid, starting at next month’s season finale at Silverstone.

Led by race engineers with years of experience in the category, Core Motorsport is a new team and engineering company that are looking for big success in the UK’s premier junior single-seater category.

The Essex-based team hope to launch at the final rounds of the 2012 season at Silverstone in October, when the single-seater championship supports the British Touring Car Championship, before running a pair of cars throughout the 2013 season.

Core’s team principal said: “Core started life when a number of smaller engineering specialisms joined forces. Core has experienced engineers from many backgrounds, including new car design and development, aerodynamics, suspension dynamics, composite repair and driver training, putting us in a perfect position to launch a new team that can provide un-paralleled expertise and service to drivers in Formula Renault.” 

The team has ambitious plans for the future, looking to challenge the established front running teams in the BARC category and then expand into F3, Ginetta Juniors and possibly ‘further afield’ in the future.

“Our aim as a team is simply to provide drivers with the very best training and coaching, in the best prepared cars on the grid, supported by only the most skilled and talented engineers in the business. We hope to bring consistent results by providing a team which never stops developing or looking for improvements – it’s very easy to teams to get complacent when they have been running the same cars for a few seasons,” he added.

The team has partnered with Arcadius Sports Ltd as it aims to focus on personal driver training and development, looking to educate drivers on and off the track. The team is also developing a simulator for its drivers use.

“We feel that driver development is the key to success in junior motorsport. Many teams in Formula Renault have a good standard of car preparation and trackside service, but are not so focused on driver training. This means that more developed drivers with previous experience historically do well, regardless of the underlying skill level.

“We feel it is very important to ensure every driver reaches their full potential, and we are constantly working with drivers to push them forwards, be it with driving skill, engineering knowledge, their diet plan or training routine – everything needs to be perfect to allow a driver to perform at their best and that is what we strive to achieve,” he concluded.

As well as the race team, Core are also looking to provide a number of other services, including consultancy in vehicle dynamics, contract based engineers and mechanics and carbon fibre repair, while also looking to open up use of their simulator to other drivers from Formula Renault and other junior championships.

More information can be found at their website www.core-motorsport.com and you can follow them on twitter @Core_Motorsport