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Press Release 10 / 2022

23rd September 2022



The 10 teams of the FIA F3 Championship met on 21/22/23 September for the last official testing days of the FIA 3 at the Circuito do Jerez (E). For our team drove the rookies Alex Garcia (MEX), who comes from the Euroformula championship, as well as Taylor Barnard (GB) and Nikita Bedrin (IT), who dare to undertake the step from the FIA F4 Italian and ADAC German championships. Very good weather accompanied the days.

The first morning was about our drivers familiarizing themselves with the vehicle and the circuit, which they were unfamiliar with. Nevertheless, our drivers managed to make a very good impression. At noon, Taylor was 16th, Nikita was 20th and Alex was 30th.
In the afternoon things got down to business again, with around 2/3 rookies in the field and 1/3 of the drivers who had been driving the powerful FIA F3 vehicle all season. Despite this, Taylor finished 10th, Nikita was 15th and Alex 30th.

A qualification is usually simulated on the second morning. And things got straight to the point. Our drivers did well again. Taylor finished 10th, Nikita finished 17th. Alex improved his gap to the front but was in 30th place. In the afternoon long runs were traditionally driven. Nikita classified 22nd, just ahead of Taylor, who was 23rd. Alex reached the 28th place.

On the third morning, a new qualifying simulation flared up. Taylor managed to improve to an excellent 7th place, Nikita was a very good 14th and Alex managed to come closer in lap times. He reached the 30th place. Long runs were on the program again in the afternoon. Our drivers decided to do a few fast laps beforehand. Taylor achieved the best time of the afternoon. His time was not beaten until the end. Nikita got the 4th best time and Alex got the 30th time.

Alex Garcia (MEX)

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Taylor Barnard (GBR)

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Nikita Bedrin (ITA)

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With this we conclude the active program in 2022. We are already looking forward to the next season, which will start as early as mid-February in Bahrain with three official test days.

We hope that you will continue to join us!

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