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West-Tec tests Frenchman Gerbi.


Young French driver Julien Gerbi has put himself forward as a candidate for one of Team West-Tec seats in next year's Spanish F3 Championship following a successful two-day test at Snetterton.

Gerbi, who has been racing in the USA for the last two years, hopes to step up to F3 in 2009 and has been in talks with West-Tec for some time. Despite his first outing with the team being affected by fog, snow, frost and rain, and the driver being new to team, car and circuit, he lapped consistently on both days, getting into a groove and setting times which belied his lack of experience.

"I was delighted to get into a front-running F3 car, and Team West-Tec were great to work with," Gerbi said, "The poor weather was a shame, but I learned a great deal. I would like to race in F3 in 2009, so I am working with my sponsors to find a good solution."

West-Tec has yet to confirm its plans for next season, but expects to lose race-winner Thor-Christian Ebbesvik to either GP2 or World Series by Renault following recent test outings. Jonathan Legris, Ma Qing Hua and Francisco Villar all completed the season with the British-based team, which appears keen to get Gerbi on board.

"Julien is very pleasant to work with and did a good job," team manager John Miller commented, "I think, with the right team and preparation, he could be a force in F3 and we are certainly interested in him driving with us if possible."


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