Atech CRS Confirm Tamas Pal Kiss For GP3 Season

Tamas Pal Kiss - Photo Credit: Drew Gibson / GP3 Series Media Service
Tamas is reunited with the team that he raced with in Formula Renault UK - Photo Credit: Drew Gibson / GP3 Series Media Service

Atech CRS GP have confirmed that Tamas Pal Kiss will race for them in the coming GP3 Series season.

The Hungarian driver is reunited with team boss David Hayle, having driven for his Formula Renault UK squad in 2009 and 2010. He was a title contender in that second season, finishing the year third overall.

Last year he raced for Tech 1 in GP3, claiming a reverse grid race win at the second round of the season in Barcelona. He also scored points at the two Nurburgring races, finishing the year 16th overall.

The 20-year-old has been testing with Atech CRS since the close of last season, and becomes the British team's second confirmed driver for this season, joining American rookie Ethan Ringel.

“I'm really pleased to be returning to a team I know and to be working with some of the people I built up such a good relationship with in 2009/10.” said Tamas. “After a successful season last year, it's nice to come back to Atech and after a good test at the end of last season, and a positive pre-season test in Spain recently, I'm confident ahead of the 2012 season.

“Naturally it's always better to stay with a team for a second season for a proper attempt at winning the series, however I know the Atech team well, we work well together, and I have a very good relationship with my engineer Mick Cook. I'm sure that if we continue to work hard during the pre-season, we have a very good chance of challenging for the title.

Hayle added: “I'm delighted to have signed Tamas for 2012. Having worked with him in 2009 and 2010, I have watched him develop and improve as a driver and his feedback, together with the expertise of our new Technical Director Mick Cook, has helped make some great improvements.

“I really believe we have our greatest chance of challenging for the GP3 title this year and I expect he will greatly assist our GP3 rookie Ethan Ringel as he embarks on only his second season in car racing.”

Atech CRS finished bottom of the pile in GP3 last year, with a sole podium finish for Nick Yelloly. The previous year Roberto Merhi finished sixth in the drivers' standings driving for the team, despite missing the opening two meetings of the year altogether.