Protyre Formula Renault BARC racer Henry Chart has confirmed plans to step up to the F3 Cup Championship for the upcoming season.

The ex-Formula Vee driver struggled to 28th in the FR BARC standings last season, taking a best finish of 14th with Antel Motorsport.

The 20 year old will get his first taste of F3 machinery in an ex-Robbie Kerr Dallara F302. He will be run in the MSVR-run championship by Enigma Motorsport, who secured four race wins in the 2012 F3 Cup with Linton Stutely the wheel.

This is a really exciting challenge, with the opportunity to drive some proper race machinery at a very high level,” said Chart. “I hope this will give me a chance to enhance my racing CV. I am looking forward to challenging for the F3 Cup title and working with the exciting young team of Enigma Motorsport.