Mygale offers F3 test for leading Formula Ford drivers
Mygale Formula Ford drivers competing in the Australian and Victorian championships will be eligible to win a test in one of the French manufacturer’s Formula 3 cars.
Mygale Australia’s importer Greg Woodrow has established the incentive, aimed at providing the next career step for young Formula Ford drivers.
Mygale has recently joined the Australian F3 fray, currently competing with one car in the F3 Driver’s Championship. The manufacturer plans to bring more cars into the country soon.
Woodrow says that giving Mygale drivers a chance to test an F3 car before making their next career decision will assist in the progress forward.
“With our Formula 3 chassis proving to be very competitive in Australia and in Europe, we’ve developed this program to give our drivers another step up the ladder when the time is right,” he said.
“We’ve been very successful with seating our drivers into competitive drives in the UK Formula Ford Championship, Formula Ford Festival and other major events overseas so this will give them a little bit of a leg up if they want to get into a wings and slicks category either here or overseas.”
Mygale made its Formula 3 debut in Australia earlier this year, with reigning Formula Ford champion Cameron Waters driving the M-07 chassis to its first podium position in Darwin.
“We’ve got a new car due in the next few days that will be the basis of our 2013 Formula 3 program,” said Woodrow.
“It will be the same spec car that’s taken four wins in the F3 Euro Series so far this season so we’ll be aiming to make a big impression in F3 next year.
“In the meantime we look forward to giving the leading Mygale drivers in Formula Ford the chance to get some experience in a wings and slicks car.
“It’s also a great opportunity for us to evaluate some drivers and for them to gain experience in another category of car.”