Marshall To Make British F3 Debut with Double R At Thruxton‏

Formula Ford race winner Max Marshall will reunite with his former colleagues at Double R Racing next weekend, 16th/17th August, when he makes his competitive debut in the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 Championship.Marshall, from North Kilworth in Leicestershire, is currently third in the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain and heads into his F3 debut on a real high after securing his maiden outright victory at Snetterton 300 Circuit last weekend.Piloting the Mercedes-powered Dallara F312 which has been raced to four podiums this season by Macanese driver Andy Chang, Marshall – who celebrates his 20th birthday next Thursday during the build-up to the Thruxton event – will team-up with Double R regular Camren Kaminsky.Making his motor racing debut in 2011 in the national Formula Ford series at Donington Park, Marshall starred with Scholarship Class victory and he went on to add two more class wins from a total of six races contested.Switching disciplines to the British Drift Championship the following year, the East Midlands driver returned to single-seater action in Formula Ford in 2013 with six further race outings. Up until this year, Marshall also worked as a mechanic with Double R and team principal Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt is delighted to be giving his former team member the opportunity to make his competitive F3 bow.“It’s great to welcome Max back into the team, this time as a driver!”, said Hieatt, “Thruxton is an incredibly challenging track for your debut in an F3 car but we know Max is more than up to the job and capable of a strong showing.“He had a fantastic run at Snetterton in Formula Ford last weekend, it was great to see him take his first win as we’ve known Max and his family a long time. Although next weekend will be tough, he’s definitely got the skills to make a lasting impression.”Double R heads to Thruxton off the back of a sensational run at Spa-Francorchamps last month where Spanish driver Roberto Merhi, making a one-off appearance in order to qualify for the end-of-year Macau F3 Grand Prix, claimed the squad’s first wins of 2014 with victory in rounds 10 and 11.First year F3 racer Camren Kaminsky, who is fifth in the championship, heads to Thruxton with a best result of fourth place under his belt so far but did lead impressively during round eight at Snetterton in June. Only contact from a rival prevented the American from claiming a podium at the very least.“We’re looking forward to seeing how Camren gets on at Thruxton”, added Hieatt, “He’s still on a big learning curve but he’s delivered some good performances so far and just needs as much time in the car as he can. He’s already shown he’s capable of leading an F3 race and, with more experience, his first podium can’t be too far away.”Qualifying for rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the British F3 season at Thruxton will get underway at 10.10 on Saturday, 16th August, with the opening race of the weekend following at 15.05. On Sunday, 17th August, races two and three will take place at 12.30 and 15.50 respectively.Provisional 2014 Cooper Tires British Formula 3 Championship Standings (after Rd12):4th Andy Chang, 103pts; 5th Camren Kaminsky, 78pts; 9th Roberto Merhi, 39pts

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