New car and new team means a new start for Bishop
Tony Bishop has confirmed he is making the switch from AW Tracksport to Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) prior to the next round at Brands Hatch.
07/05/2013 - Tony Bishop has confirmed he is making the switch from AW Tracksport to Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) prior to the next round at Brands Hatch.
Bishop, who helped Omicron to the Teams' Championship title in 2012, has purchased the Dallara F307 Mercedes that was previously fielded in the F3 Cup by Prajesh Shah. Youngster Shah took the car to a best placed finish of 2nd at Anglesey last season, proving its inherent pace.
Chris Dittmann, last season's Drivers Champion, will be supporting the rest of Bishop's campaign meaning CDR are back up to a two car assault on the Teams' Championship.
Prior to the disappointment of Silverstone where he withdrew due to a blown engine, Bishop took a 12th place away from race two at the opening round of the season at Oulton Park after clashing with Henry Chart in race one.
Chris Dittmann is delighted to have Bishop alongside Jeremy Timms at CDR. "It is fantastic to have Tony on board with us and I am really looking to working with him throughout the season. He performed extremely well in 2012 to help Omicron win the Teams' championship, and we have no doubts that he will continue to progress further throughout 2013 and achieve some even better results." he said.
"Tony will be racing in the car that we have maintained and developed over the last two years and both Tony and I believe it is one of the best cars on the grid.
"With our vast experience and recent success, I am confident that Tony will get to grips with the new car quickly and we can help him to release his full potential." Dittmann added.
AW Tracksport will continue to run Bishop's Monoposto campaign; the partnership began the season with a third in class fourth place at Donington on April 27th before making the rtip up to Silverstone for the F3 Cup round on Sunday 28th.
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