Spanish F3 Launched Within EuroFormula Open Series

by Paul Hensby

GT Sport have announced the formation of a Spanish F3 Championship within the EuroFormula Open series it organises. This weekend’s races in Portimao will be the opening round of the series, with additional rounds to follow in Jerez and Barcelona later in the season.

The Spanish Motorsports Federation (RFEA) did not want the ‘Campeonato de España de F3’ to be discontinued after it was created by GT Sport back in 2001. Even since it changed its name to the European F3 Open, the Spanish F3 title has always existed and been awarded by the RFEA.

The CEO of GT Sport, Jesus Pareja said the title of Spanish F3 champion will be ‘extremely attractive’ for drivers wanting to drive in EuroFormula Open in 2014 and beyond.

“We gladly responded to the wish expressed by RFEA, the Spanish Federation, not to see the Campeonato de España de F3, which we launched together in 2001, disappear following the entry into force of the new rules regarding series using F3 cars,” said Pareja. “I think having the possibility to compete for an extra title will be extremely attractive for the EuroFormula Open drivers and teams, which have been informed of the development today at the Algarve.”

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