European Formula 3 Open squad Team West-Tec is to run a seven-car team in the National Class of the British Formula 3 International Series.
West-Tec is taking advantage of the opening-up of the National Class to allow in cars running spec engines from other F3 championships, as well as the downscaling of the series to four rounds.
The team will run four Toyota/Piedrafita-engined Dallara F312s for UAE-based Briton Ed Jones, Venezuelan Roberto La Rocca, New Zealander Chris Vlok and China's Hu An Zhu.
It also intends to run a trio of older-spec F308s, with Sean Walkinshaw (son of late team boss Tom, who raced in F3 in the early 1970s), South African Liam Venter and, most likely, Brit Cameron Twynham. All three are graduates of the Formula BMW-based InterSteps series.
Jones, Walkinshaw and Venter are confirmed only for the first two rounds - at Silverstone on May 25/26 and supporting the Spa 24 Hours in late July - but team boss John Miller hopes they will join the others in contesting the whole BF3 schedule.
Miller added that Zhu's older brother, ex-Formula 2 racer David, could be seen in British F3 during the course of the 2013 season.