Riccardo Agostini to join Zeta for Spielberg FR3.5 round
|By Glenn Freeman||Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 13:36 GMT|
Reigning Italian Formula 3 champion Riccardo Agostini will join Zeta Corse for this weekend's Formula Renault 3.5 round at Spielberg.
The 19-year-old, who was fifth in the Auto GP standings before missing last weekend's Mugello round, will make his FR3.5 debut alongside Will Buller - who joined the team last time out at Moscow Raceway.
Agostini spent two days testing in FR3.5 with Draco at Aragon at the end of last year. He was second on the opening day of that test, and that performance caught the eye of Zeta.
Team boss Claudio Corradini said: "Agostini is one of the best prospects in Italian motor racing and we're proud to work with him this weekend.
"I remember that in last November's Aragon test, Riccardo performed great and was the real surprise."
Agostini will be the seventh driver to race for Zeta this season. The team has already run Mihai Marinescu, Emmanuel Piget, Carlos Sainz Jr, Nick Yelloly and Matheo Tuscher in races this year, as well as Buller.