After impressing with a stunning performance in a National Class Dallara at last year's Symmons Plains season finale, Mathew Radisich has revealed that he will line up in a Gold Star-spec F3 car at next week's Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.
Radisich has confirmed that he will drive a Dallara F307 Mercedes for Team BRM, gaining his first shot at outright honours in the Australian Drivers Championship, after taking pole position and leading with TanderSport's 2004-spec Dallara in Tasmania last October.
“Last year, I was able to show my speed and race pace, now I just need to show the consistency and the results should come,” Radisich said, “It's a great opportunity to race at Clipsal with a championship winning team like Team BRM. I'm really looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the Championship Class car.”
Radisich added that having strong team-mates, like recently confirmed international F3 race winner Joey Foster, would help his cause significantly.
“It will be great to work with the engineers and compare my data with my team-mates and see where I am gaining or losing time,” he explained, “I think that we can challenge for race wins and, if not, then top three. The competition is going to be strong but, if I can be in the top three and in contention for the win, then that will be great. I can't wait to get back behind the wheel again.”
Radisich and Foster will be two of several drivers shaking down their cars ahead of the Clipsal 500 at a pre-event test at Mallala this Friday, while Foster, TanderSport driver Ben Crighton and local ace Jesse Wakeman will all unveil new liveries ahead of the season's start the following week.
The series itself will also announce two new sponsorship partners, both of whom will be providing contingency awards throughout the 2009 championship.