Jacopo Sebastiani joins Omicron Motorsport for Brands Hatch GP

Teams’ Championship leader Omicron Motorsport will field three cars at Brands Hatch GP on 16/17 August for rounds 11 and 12 of F3 Cup with Jacopo Sebastiani making his championship debut.

Teams' Championship leader Omicron Motorsport will field three cars at Brands Hatch GP on 16/17 August for rounds 11 and 12 of F3 Cup with Jacopo Sebastiani making his championship debut. The Italian will join Tristan Cliffe and Mark Harrison at the Norfolk-based squad, with a view to joining the championship on a permanent basis in 2015.

Sebastiani has previous experience in GT racing, particularly in Ferraris. In F3 Cup, he will be driving the Toyota-powered Dallara F307 Cliffe took to the Cup Class crown and runner-up in the overall championship in 2012. 

Sabastiani said: "I'm joining F3 Cup at Brands Hatch to assess the series for a potential longer term entry. F3s are great cars and the championship appears to be fun and a good place to race. 

"I expect to enjoy some competitive racing and to meet lots of people."

Team manager Cliffe, who also sits second in the drivers' standings, said: "It's great to have a third car for Brands Hatch GP, it's something we've been looking to do all year. With the new cars coming in next year, hopefully we can get a full-time driver.

"I know Jacopo wants to be competitive, and I will do everything I can to make that happen. He'll get a strong set-up, and we'll ensure he's ready for the race. If things go to plan, I think Jacopo will be interested in getting a F308 for next year.  After all, we all want to have the best car."

Rounds 11 and 12 take place at Brands Hatch GP this weekend (16-17 August). Click here for more details.