Having now confirmed their British Formula Three Championship line up, Sweeney Racing are confident the combination of their rapid young hot-shoes and the new Lola-Dome chassis will be a recipe for success in 2003. Last week's announcement of 2002 race winner Michael Keohane signing to join Adam Carroll means the final element is on place for a strong season.

Team principal John Sweeney is looking forward to receiving the first of the teams' Opel-Speiss powered Lola-Dome Chassis in the next few days, and is particularly excited by the addition of Keohane to the line-up, the young Irishman a race winner with Carlin Motorsport in a truncated 2002 F3 campaign.

"I am absolutely thrilled to have Michael on board," said Sweeney. "I was impressed with his performances last season and we've been working hard to finalise a deal for some time. He fits into the team brilliantly and I'm convinced that he and Adam will produce the goods for both the team, Lola-Dome and Spiess this season."

As 'lead' driver, the team have confirmed that Keohane will be engineered by Adam Airey, Design Engineer of the new Lola-Dome F3 car that has been demonstrating its pace in tests in Japan.

The only non-Celtic element of the Sweeney 2003 driver line up will be Scholarship Class racer Ernesto Viso, the Venezuelan soon to start testing after having won the Scholarship section of the Formula Three Winter Series last autumn.

The British Formula Three Championship opens at Donington Park on April 6.