Bridger keen to return to F3 Cup next season
05/10/12 - Former British Formula 3 National Class champion Jay Bridger eager for F3 Cup return.
05/10/12 - Former British Formula 3 National Class champion Jay Bridger has not ruled a possible return to the F3 Cup next season after an impressive debut at Silverstone GP with Omicron Motorsport last month.
The 24-year-old Kent-born driver secured a pole position and two second place finishes at the Northamptonshire circuit on September 21-22, marking his return to Formula 3 racing after nearly three years away. The 2008 British F3 National Class champion was drafted in to help the Omicron Motorsport team who run title contender Tristan Cliffe. Following a successful debut, Bridger revealed the experience has wetted his F3 appetite.
Budget constraints has limited Bridger to sporadic competitive outings since his last full season in British F3 back 2010. However, after receiving a taste of arguably the most cost effective F3 championship on the market, he is now keen in pursuing a return to the F3 Cup in some guise next season.
He said "I really enjoyed the weekend so I'm not ruling out a return next year. I have been following the championship and I was impressed. I was almost on my game by the second race but I was happy with my two second place finishes I said before the end of the weekend to the team that I would definitely like to do a few races in the F3 Cup next year and maybe a full season, but it will depend on a few factors. There is a chance of doing some GT racing but I would like to do some F3 races as well because I really enjoyed it. The championship is really impressive and run very well so I would like to be back next year.
"I thoroughly enjoyed being back out racing in an F3 car. It felt almost exactly like my car that I used to race which surprised me. Omicron Motorsport were a great bunch to work with and I think we both got what we wanted from the weekend."
The F3 Cup heads to Norfolk's Snetterton 300 circuit for the season finale on 27/28 October with three drivers going head-to-head to become the inaugural F3 Cup champion. Chris Dittmann leads the standings but he only has 24.5 point from Cliffe with Grays Motorsport's Gino Ussi half a point back in third.
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