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Donington 12/10/2008 - 06 Days, 05 Hrs, 27 Mins
TEAM NEWS: Hitech Aims for Brands Double

TEAM NEWS: Hitech Racing aims to continue its domination of the series that has so far resulted in six wins and a commanding 51 point lead by taking double victory next time out Brands Hatch (July 14/15).

Championship leader Marko Asmer, from Estonia, has climbed the top step of the podium at every circuit this season, including twice at Donington Park.  The 22 year-old, who resides in Buckingham, enjoyed a close-fought race last time out on the Italian Monza circuit, snatching victory from his chief rival Maro Engel.

Now, as the season enters the second half, Asmer and the David Hayle-led team are determined to add more silverware to the trophy cabinet as they both bid for the elusive first title.  For Asmer, who returned to the team with whom he narrowly missed the title in 2004, this year is critical in his bid to move up the ladder and become the first Estonian in Grand Prix racing.

For Hitech Racing, in its fifth season in the domestic championship, the title would be just rewards for the hard-working young team based at the home of the British Grand Prix.

“We’re not thinking Championship at this point it’s too early because we are only at the halfway point of the season, our aim is to go out and win every race with either driver and score the maximum number of wins we ca. We have to stay focused and keep doing the job we have been doing but now we must do it better to win more times”

Asmer’s talented young team-mate Walter Grubmüller is one of the youngest drivers on the British F3 grid and one of the least experienced of the 33 car field.  Despite that, the young Austrian has shown great maturity in the first half of the season and rapidly improved in his first year in the ultra-competitive series.

With just a season in Formula Renault Eurocup under his belt and his limited karting experience, Walter has adapted well to the more powerful Mercedes HWA-powered Dallara and has concentrated on the job in hand.  As the second half of his rookie season approaches the F3 newcomer heads into the next rounds looking to move up the order as he bids for his maiden podium finish.

Two races around the superb Brands Hatch Grand Prix track beckons for the Hitech Racing team at 11.10 and 15.00 on Sunday July 15th preceded by two official qualifying sessions around the 2.3 miles track at 11.30 and 14.50 on Saturday July 14th.

Championship Points after 10 rounds

1 Marko Asmer 156

2 Sam Bird 105

3 Maro Engel 99

4 Niall Breen 81

5 Stephen Jelley 79

6 Jonathan Kennard 65


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