After two seasons primarily in GT racing Kyle Tilley will return to single-seaters this season after announcing an entry into the National Class of the British Formula Three International Series.

The Briton who departed Formula Ford at the close of the 2010 for GT and endurance racing – making several appearances for Topcats Racing in the British Endurance Championship – will drive a Toyota engine 2007 Dallara fielded by his family run Eagle Motorsport team.

“Before the rule changes in place for the 2013 season, F3 was something of an unrealistic dream, due to a huge lack of budget,” said Tilley “However now I have the chance to run an older car, which is already fully developed, and talk of performance balancing, I would be silly not to consider it. In terms of improving as a driver, there isn’t a championship around which would further my talents and help build my reputation more than F3.”

Having been a star at the charity’s Supercar Saturday event at Castle Combe in recent year Tilley will continue his relationship with the Stroke Association in 2013, running with the charity’s logos prominent on his car. Furthermore in conjunction with the announcement of his 2013 plans Tilley has launched a competition supporting the charity.

At £1 an entry – with no limit on the number of entries – fans have the opportunity of winning a first prize of a Toyota Yaris, a pair of tickets for the 2013 British Grand Prix in a package that also includes two nights in the 4-star hotel and a supercar experience at Thruxton.

To enter the competition go to www.gofundme.com/kyletilley or email the team directly at eaglemotorsport@aol.com.