AW Tracksport unveil Cross and Bishop for 2013 F3 Cup championship

AW Tracksport have confirmed they will field cars for both James Cross and Tony Bishop in 2013 F3 Cup.

AW Tracksport have confirmed they will be expanding their F3 Cup efforts for 2013 by fielding cars for both James Cross and Tony Bishop.

The Lincolnshire-based team joined the MSVR-run championship last season and are delighted to extend their relationship with Newcastle racer Cross whilst welcoming new recruit Bishop from London. With two drivers confirmed for the 2013 season, AW Tracksport are now eligible to compete in the Teams' Championship and are confident their drivers can deliver.

Former Toyota MR2 champion Cross showed glimpses of speed in his debut F3 Cup season in 2012 but his campaign was plagued by engine problems. However, with his power issues resolved, the 28-year-old is eager to improve in 2013 and is targeting podium finishes.
   
Cross said: "I'm absolutely raring to go and so excited to be embarking upon my second season in F3 Cup. I had a lot of trouble with engines last year but it seems as though we have solved this now which is great news. It's great to be working alongside Tony and I hope we can both push each other on and up the grid. I only had a limited running in 2012 but I feel I can challenge for podium places from the outset."

Joining Cross in the AW Tracksport garage is Bishop, another driver who is returning to the championship after a strong first full season. Last season he was part of the Omicron Motorsport team that lifted the Teams' Championship after recording regular finishes in the points. Tony has identified the areas he wishes to focus on this season and is confident he can make an even bigger impact in 2013.

Bishop said: "I learnt a lot from last season so I'm really looking forward to my second season in F3 Cup. I know the areas I need to improve on and qualifying is certainly an aspect I aim to better in 2013. I was part of the championship winning team last season and I hope I can help AW Tracksport to the title this year."
 
AW Tracksport Team Owner Andy Waters revealed he is delighted with his team and is beginning to set his sights on challenging for the Teams' Championship title.
  
Waters said: "I'm very pleased to be returning to F3 Cup and challenging for the Teams' Championship with two cars this season. We knew we had the pace last year but not the reliability and we are confident that we have solved our issues. Both James and Tony are ready to go and we could have a very good title bid."
  
Drivers and teams interested in joining the 2013 F3 Cup should contact championship co-ordinator Simon Davey on 07770 368648, email f3cup@msvracing.co.uk. For all the latest news and further announcements visit www.f3cup.co.uk. Follow F3 Cup on twitter at www.twitter.com/f3cup.