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Harry Tincknell, Sam Brabham for Indian Grand Prix support race

Harry Tincknell

Britons Harry Tincknell, Sam Brabham and Rupert Svendsen-Cook will contest the opening round of the MRF Challenge supporting this weekend's Indian Grand Prix.

Tincknell (pictured), who finished fifth in this year's Formula 3 European Championship, completed a last-minute deal to compete at the Buddh circuit in the series, for Renault-powered, Dallara-designed single-seaters.

He will join British Formula Ford frontrunner Brabham - grandson of three-time world champion Jack and son of international racing star David - and Svendsen-Cook, a race winner in British F3.

Tincknell said: "It will be a great experience. It's an important circuit to learn and we will get plenty of track time, and hopefully I should be able to get some good results.

"My Carlin F3 team-mate Jordan King did very well in the MRF series last year so I've been picking his brain. The deal is just for this coming weekend at the moment but I'm really looking forward to it."

Other drivers in the entry include GP3 Series title outsider Tio Ellinas and Formula Renault 3.5 Series racer Arthur Pic, the brother of Caterham F1 driver Charles.

The series expands outside India for the first time this season, with rounds at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain on November 28-30 (supporting the World Endurance Championship) and December 19-21 next up, before it culminates at Chennai's Irungattukottai circuit on February 14-16.

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