Piccione joins champion team

Monegasque Clivio Piccione will drive for championship-winning team Carlin Motorsport in next year's British Formula Three Championship in a bid to win the prestigious title

Piccione joins champion team

"I'm very happy that Clivio has joined us," said team principal Trevor Carlin. "He's a great driver and we've seen that Clivio can win races and we believe we'll enjoy future successes together."

Piccione will make an early race début with the team (whose driver Alan van der Merwe is the 2003 champ) at the international Formula 3 street race in Cagliari, Sardinia on November 2nd, before undertaking a series of seven tests ahead of next season's British campaign.

"They are the best team around at the moment and it'll be good to learn how to work with the team under race conditions," said Piccione. "Street tracks are always tricky as there is no room for errors."

Piccione's first year in the Championship Class of British F3 this year (with Manor Motorsport) yielded a win from pole position at Knockhill and a second place at Rockingham.

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