TEAM NEWS: Ultimate Motorsport will continue their successful relationship with Mygale after confiirming they will run the French manufacturer's new car in the Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series in 2008.
Ultimate was the only team to run the Mygale car last season and the British team's engineers worked closely with their French counterparts to develop the 2007 model into a front-running car by the end of the season.
The team will run an all-new Mygale chassis in 2008 and will continue to use the championship-winning Mercedes HWA engine as they bid to continue their climb to the top of the ladder in British F3.
Team owner Barry Walsh said: "We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Mygale and Mercedes for our second season in British F3, a season in which we hope to score the first F3 victory for ourselves and Mygale.
"Last year was a learning year for all of us – and we learned fast. We developed a very strong relationship with Mygale and that is one of the key reasons we are working together again in 2008."
The team was encouraged by the performance of the new Mygale chassis when Irish driver Michael Devaney ran it in a shakedown test alongside teams running the rival Dallara chassis in December.
Team manager Jonny Ostrowski said: "We considered our options carefully for 2008 and were very impressed by the new Mygale car. We feel it has great potential and we should give our fellow competitors a tough time this season.
"The new car's performance is testament to all the hard work put in by Mygale and Ultimate last year and although we are no longer the sole Mygale team we are looking forward to developing an even closer relationship this season.
"We have also committed to using the Mercedes HWA engine again and are confident that the combination will provide us with a strong opportunity to chase podiums and victories."