Gary Thompson gets Romeo Ferraris European Formula 3 seat

Gary Thompson will race for the Romeo Ferraris team in the Formula 3 European Championship this year

Gary Thompson gets Romeo Ferraris European Formula 3 seat

The 20-year-old Irishman was named on the series' official entry list on Friday as Michela Cerruti's team-mate at the Italian team, which is entering the category after competing in Superstars in recent years.

Thompson has contested the All-Japan F3 Championship for the past three years, finishing in the top five of the National Class standings in each season. He also tested a Super Formula car at Fuji late last year.

Prior to that, he was the runner-up in the 2009 Formula BMW Asia standings to GP3 race winner Rio Haryanto.

Auto GP bound Riccardo Agostini drove what will be Thompson's car in pre-season F3 testing at Barcelona last week (pictured).

2013 European F3 Championship line-up so far: Team Car Drivers Prema Powerteam Dallara-Merc Lynn/Auer/Marciello/Cheever Mucke Dallara-Merc Gilbert/Nissany/Wehrlein/Rosenqvist Carlin Dallara-VW Mardenborough/King/Tincknell/Latifi Ma-con Motorsport Dallara-VW Andre Rudersdorf/Sven Muller URD Rennsport Dallara-Merc Lucas Wolf Fortec Motorsport Dallara-Merc Serralles/Derani/Hill/Suranovich Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW Dennis van de Laar/Mans Grenhagen EuroInternational Dallara-VW Tom Blomqvist T-Sport Dallara-Nissan Spike Goddard/Will Buller Double R Racing Dallara-Merc Giovinazzi/Gelael/Calderon Romeo Ferraris Dallara-Merc Michela Cerruti/Gary Thompson Zeller Racing Dallara-Merc Sandro Zeller 
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