Team West-Tec has confirmed the signing of British driver Alex Waters for the 2008 Spanish F3 Championship season.

The 20-year-old, who is in remission from cancer, started the 2007 season in the British F3 International Series National Series before illness forced him to shelve his campaign part way through the year but will now make his racing in the Spanish series with the second year team, who he tested with prior to Christmas.

Having spent recent seasons using his racing to raise money for the CLIC Sargent cancer charity, Waters will now aim to secure more funds for charity during the season ahead as he goes for the Championship Class title.

"I tested just before Christmas at Valencia and we were at the top of the times, which shows there is potential there for winning," he said. "The prizes on offer are huge with the series having a great pedigree for drivers graduating to higher levels.

"The team have guaranteed me a GP2 test if everything goes to plan which is incredibly exciting. My ultimate goal is to reach Formula 1 to spread the word about cancer as people do not understand enough about it and how it can be prevented or cured."

Team principal John Miller said he was pleased to welcome Waters into the team for the season ahead as the team aims to build on its Class B success last year.

"Alex is an extremely impressive young man and, having seen the work he has put into his career so far, I am sure he has a bright future ahead of him," he said. "We are really looking forward to working with him as we know he will be a force to be reckoned with on track as well as being an impeccable professional off-track.

"What he achieved commercially at Formula 3 level in 2007 was little short of stunning and I am really looking forward to helping him achieve even more in 2008, as well as hopefully introducing him to GP2."


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