Bamboo Racing WTCC team announces GP3 expansion image

UK-based World Touring Car Championship team Bamboo Engineering will expand to GP3 Series this season, following an agreement with GP3 team Atech Grand Prix.

The move was confirmed by GP3 Series organisers. The two teams’ joint effort will compete in the F1 feeder category for an initial period of three years, covering the 2013-2015 championships. The team will be called Bamboo Engineering and will be based at the Silverstone Technology Park.

“We are pleased to welcome Bamboo Engineering to GP3 Series. I believe they can form a very successful partnership with Atech Grand Prix, who have been a key part of GP3 since the inaugural season. I am sure with their experience they will be able to be on pace very quickly,” GP3 Series CEO Bruno Michel said.

Set up in 2009, Bamboo Engineering has become a regular in the WTCC, and recently confirmed Alex MacDowall and James Nash as drivers of its two Chevrolet Cruze contenders. The team will run its first GP3 session, using the new 2013 cars, between 20-22 February at the first official pre-season test of year. It has not confirmed the identity of any of its three drivers.

“We’re thrilled to be competing in one of the world’s finest single-seater formulas,” Bamboo CEO Richard Coleman said.