Spike Goddard to race in 2013 Formula 3 European Championship

Spike Goddard will race in the Formula 3 European Championship with T-Sport this year

Spike Goddard to race in 2013 Formula 3 European Championship

The 20-year-old Australian won last year's British F3 National Class title for the team, taking 12 class victories in the process.

But with British F3 having been reduced to just a earlier this week, he has now switched series.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge of racing in Europe," said Goddard.

"We gelled as a team very early on last year so when it came to making my plans for 2013 it was a very simple choice for me.

"The new European championship will be tough but I think we are all up for the challenge."

Goddard, who currently lies 17th in the Toyota Racing Series mid-way through the New Zealand-based championship, will race a Nissan-engined Dallara F312.

Team principal Russell Eacott added: "Spike's right when he says it's going to be tough but I have no doubt that he will knuckle down and put in the work required to make this a successful campaign."

2013 European F3 Championship line-up so far: Team Car Drivers Prema Powerteam Dallara-Merc A. Lynn/L. Auer/R. Marciello/E.Cheever Mucke Dallara-Merc Mitchell Gilbert/Roy Nissany Carlin Dallara-VW TBA/TBA Ma-con Motorsport Dallara-VW Andre Rudersdorf/TBA URD Rennsport Dallara-Merc TBA Jo Zeller Racing Dallara-Merc TBA/TBA Fortec Motorsport Dallara-Merc Felix Serralles/Pipo Derani/TBA/TBA Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW TBA/TBA/TBA EuroInternational Dallara-VW Tom Blomqvist/TBA T-Sport Dallara-Nissan Spike Goddard/TBA 
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