TEAM NEWS: Ultimate Looking to Bring Home Overseas Success
TEAM NEWS: ULTIMATE MOTORSPORT RETURN TO HOME SHORES FOR THIS WEEKEND'S BRITISH F3 INTERNATIONAL SERIES ROUND AT BRANDS HATCH HOPING TO BUILD ON THEIR RECENT SUCCESS IN EUROPE AS THEY CONTINUE TO CLOSE IN ON THEIR FIRST PODIUM FINISH.
The team, which debuted this year, showed impressive form on their European travels when they secured a best-ever race finish with fifth place on their F3 Euroseries debut at Magny-Cours two weeks ago having claimed their first ever double points finish in the British series the preceding weekend at Monza.
They are confident that pace can continue this weekend and Team Principal Barry Walsh said: "We are looking forward to this event and to continuing the excellent performances we showed in the races abroad. We scored our best ever race finish in France and we will be looking to better that this time out.
"We know it will be tough, but we are improving all the time and we just need a clear, problem-free weekend like the one we had in France to show what we can do. The weather can play a big factor and we know we are strong in damp conditions, so if we get that we could even fight for a podium finish.
"After such a great F3 Euroseries debut we are looking forward to using what we learned there as we take on the teams in the British series again. While we don't have any performance improvements on the car for this weekend, Mygale have been working hard and we will receive the next package after this race."
Irishman Michael Devaney raced at Brands Hatch for his country in A1GP in 2005 and enjoyed a 10th place finish while Argentine Esteban Guerrieri has plenty of overtaking experience on the Kent circuit as he had to fight through the field from the back in his two F3 Euroseries races there last year.
Guerrieri said: "Scoring Ultimate's best ever race finish in France finished off a great overseas trip for us and we are determined to keep the momentum going at Brands Hatch. This circuit was not great for me last time I came here, but I certainly know my way around after the tough races I had.
"I am excited to come back with the team on good form and I am confident the guys in the garage will be able to find a good set-up for the car to make sure we make the most of this race weekend. It will be interesting to see what the weather does and whether it plays into our hands."
Irishman Michael Devaney added: "I made my A1GP debut at Brands and I had a pretty good result, so I am confident we can get a good result this weekend. Again, things will have to work in our favour to get onto the podium, but it is great that we are thinking we could achieve that sort of result."