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Mitch Evans set to add spice to title decider   
Story By:  Date: 6/11/2009 at 3:32:01 PM 
ONE OF FORMULA FORDS Hottest young talents will aim to mix it with the championship contenders when he makes his Formula 3 race debut at Sandown Raceway at the 2009 Sandown Formula 3 SuperPrix.

15-year-old New Zealander Mitch Evans was officially confirmed today as the driver of a Team BRM Dallara F307 Mercedes entry in the final round of the 2009 Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, to be held at the Melbourne circuit on November 27 – 29.

Evans’ will drive the same car that won last year’s title at the hands of James Winslow in a two-car attack from the Adelaide outfit; his teammate to be Gold Star contender Joey Foster.

Mitch tested an F3 car for the first time at the recent Formula 3 drive day, held at Winton in October, and impressed with his level-headed attitude, feedback and obvious pace.

The latest in a long line of young Kiwi talent to emerge from New Zealand, Evans’ was a dominant force in the second half of this year’s Australian Formula Ford Championship, becoming the youngest ever driver to win a round in Australian Formula Ford history.

His ‘wings and slicks’ debut will come at a fast track and in the midst of a tight battle for the CAMS Australian Drivers’ Championship between Foster and Tim Macrow. It’s the third year in a row that the Gold Star will be fought out between an Australian and a representative from the UK at the final round.

“The grip levels are just so high and you can carry so much speed in to the corner,” Evans said of his first experience behind the wheel of one of Australia’s fastest racing cars.

“It’s all down to corner speed and that kind of stuff. There’s just so much more of everything. It was an unbelievable experience.”

Evans will drive the #4 Team BRM Dallara and will add to the international flavour of this years’ F3 SuperPrix. Evans joins TanderSport’s Ben Crighton as the kiwi representatives, whilst Joey Foster and Peter Kalpakiotis – who will return in the Scud Racing F301 - represent the UK.

More driver news is expected over the next week with several teams working hard to secure drivers for the 2009 finale’.
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