Formula Renault Eurocup champion Jack Aitken joins Arden GP3 team

Formula Renault Eurocup champion Jack Aitken will race in GP3 this year for Arden International

Formula Renault Eurocup champion Jack Aitken joins Arden GP3 team

The 20-year-old Briton had been weighing up a move into either Formula V8 3.5 or GP3 after testing in both categories following his double success in 2015, when he claimed both the Eurocup and Alps titles.

In the GP3 post-season test in Abu Dhabi he tested for Koiranen, Arden and Status, and topped the afternoon session on day two when he was driving for Arden.

Aitken had also tested with the team in FV8 3.5, both at the end of 2015 and also two years earlier.

"We first worked with Jack in 2013 in the young driver test in FR3.5," said Arden's general manager Julian Rouse.

"He was already impressive then and now he has finished his studies and had the chance to fully focus on the racing in 2015, the performance from him has been outstanding in what was a very competitive year in FR2.0.

"We had a very good test in Abu Dhabi as well at the end of the year, it showed Jack is clearly ready to challenge for race wins in his rookie season in GP3 so we are really looking forward to continuing our success with him."

Aitken added: "After working together once back in 2013, and having become close to all the guys here during the early years of my career, I'm extremely excited to be racing with Arden this year in GP3.

"Having come off the back of a championship-winning year in a very competitive series, I'm keen to not rest on our laurels and take the fight to the next level in GP3."

Aitken joins fellow Briton Jake Dennis in Arden's GP3 team, which previously ran Mitch Evans and Daniil Kvyat to championship titles.

CONFIRMED GP3 DRIVERS SO FAR

Arden International: Jake Dennis, Jack Aitken
Koiranen GP: Matthew Parry, Matevos Isaakyan
Campos Racing: Alex Palou, Constantin Tereshchenko, Steijn Schothurst

ART, Trident, Jenzer, DAMS yet to announce drivers

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