Crash.Net Renault WS News
4 June 2008
Ultimate Signature has announced that Esteban Guerrieri is to graduate into the World Series by Renault from sister Formula 3 outfit Ultimate Motorsport.
The 23-year-old will move into the World Series from the fourth round of the season this weekend at Silverstone to replace Claudio Cantelli, with Alistair Jackson having replaced the Argentine in Ultimate's F3 team.
Guerrieri, who secured Ultimate's best ever result in F3, has previous experience of the World Series having taken part in the event at Magny-Cours last season and said he was confident that the switch would prove to be successful.
"I'm delighted to have this chance, and I fully intend to make the most of it," he said. "My aim is just to learn as much as possible as quickly as I can, and push hard for some good result. I don't think I should have any problem adapting to the extra power, as when I drove the car previously I felt comfortable with it straight away. I'm really looking forward to the race at Silverstone this weekend to see what we can do."
Team owner Barry Walsh said the decision to change the driver line-up was likely to improve the chances of success and added that he was confident of solid results for both Guerrieri and Jackson in their new roles.
"We've decided that it will be good for both teams to have a bit of a shake-up and give our drivers some new opportunities," he said. "Unfortunately this means that Claudio isn't able to complete the season with us, but I would like to thank him for his services and I wish him every success in the future.
"By promoting Esteban to the World Series by Renault squad, our aim at Ultimate Signature is to have two cars at the sharp end of the grid challenging for victories. This opportunity for Esteban has obviously created another opportunity in Formula 3, so we're delighted to give Alastair the chance that he deserves. I'm confident that we will be able to unlock his potential in the same way that we did with Esteban and we look forward to seeing some strong performances from him in the future."