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Kyle Tilley planning to step up into British Formula 3 in 2013

Kyle Tilley British club racer Kyle Tilley is planning a big step up to contest the British Formula 3 International Series in 2013.

Tilley, 22, is taking advantage of the relaxation of car-eligibility rules in the National Class and is planning to run a European F3 Open-spec Dallara F306 with its existing 'long-life' Piedrafita-tuned Toyota engine.

A graduate of the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship and Britcar, Tilley will enjoy back-up support from top 1990s British F3 Class B squad Mark Bailey Racing.

"I'm under no illusions, but I'm confident I can get my head around it," he said.

"I've never been one to shy away from a challenge. British F3 is regarded as a proving ground for drivers hoping for a professional career - the manufacturers always look at F3 and GP3 for their drivers."

Tilley is planning to raise money for the Stroke Association through his racing activities, and has launched competitions on his website for fund-raising.

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