TEAM NEWS: ULTIMATE MOTORSPORT IS HOPING TO CAP A SUCCESSFUL DEBUT SEASON WITH A PODIUM FINISH THIS WEEKEND AS THE BRIITSH F3 INTERNATIONAL SERIES COMES TO AN END AT ROCKINGHAM MOTOR SPEEDWAY.
The team, which was only unveiled in February this year, has grown into a front-running contender after developing the previously untried Mygale-Mercedes package this season, with drivers Esteban Guerrieri and Michael Devaney both posting best finishes of fourth-place so far this season.
Team owner Barry Walsh said: "It is amazing to think that just seven months ago we had not contested a single motor race as a team, yet now we are heading into the last race of the British F3 season with a strong package that has every chance of getting onto the podium.
"It has been an amazing effort by everyone involved. When we entered the first race of the season the car was not as competitive as we had hoped, but we have worked hard with Mygale and developed it into something that has enabled our drivers to threaten that podium breakthrough for several races.
"Rockingham is one of our home circuits, so we will be welcoming quite a few of our most valued supporters for this weekend's race. We are planning to make it a bit of a party, so we hope we get the results on track to make that party an extra special one!"
Team Manager Jonny Ostrowski said: "We have been close to a podium on a few occasions now. Everyone on the team will be really pushing for this last shot at improving on the fourth place finishes we have had. We are confident that the problem we have suffered on Mick's car recently has been traced and rectified. We should see both Mick and Esteban giving it the maximum this weekend."
Neither of the two drivers have raced on the Northamptonshire circuit, located just down the road from the team's factory, but both are quick learners and both are determined to make the most of their final outing for the team in their debut season in the British series.
Guerrieri said: "We looked good at the last race and we are really on the pace now. It is so tight in the top ten, though, and there have been some really tough races. To get right into the top three you need a good grid spot and a good start – so that is what we are aiming to do to get the podium finish we need."
Devaney said: "The car was undriveable at the last race for reasons that we could not get to the bottom of. The team have worked logically on the problem and we believe we have put it right. Friday will be vital for us to make sure our solutions work out. If they do, I am confident that we can aim to get on that podium and get the party started."