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Artline Engineering closer to F3 debut

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Artline Engineering is one step closer to making their debut in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship later this season after extensively testing their new P315 car.

Experienced Latvian driver Harald Schlegelmilch has been testing the new car at the Rustavi International Motorpark, with the former Formula 3 Euro Series and Formula 2 driver running long distances with no mechanical issues.

The car also broke the F3 track record set by a Dallara F311 by more than 1.7 seconds during the testing programme, which has run over 2200 kilometres so far.

The team will be supplied engines by Neil Brown Engineering (NBE), who in 2015 only supply ThreeBond with T-Sport full-time in the European F3 Championship. NBE has reported that the performance of the engine on the P315 is stable, especially with an efficient cooling system, which was beneficial in the 40+ degree heat at Rustavi.

The team are aiming to debut with a two-car line-up for remaining events of the European F3 Championship, although no drivers have yet to be announced, while they aim to debut the cars in the Masters of F3 event at Zandvoort next month.

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