Will Bratt is set to embark on the toughest challenge of his motor racing career this weekend, when he makes his international race debut during the opening round of the 2008 FIAT Spanish Formula 3 Championship.

Driving for the EmiliodeVillota.com Motorsport team, the 20-year-old graduates to Spanish F3 from the ranks of Formula Renault UK where he finished third overall in the 2007 championship, taking four race victories along the way.

While this weekend's action is set to mark Bratt's first run at the wheel of the team's brand new FIAT-powered F308 Dallara chassis, he said he was confident of a solid start to the year.

"I can't wait for the weekend to start," he said, "It's a really exciting prospect thinking I'll be making my international race debut just a few days from now, I'm confident we'll be able to challenge strongly. We're certainly not underestimating the competition though as Spanish F3 looks like it's going to be very tough this year."

Prior to the opening two races of the 2008 FIAT Spanish F3 Championship, Bratt has undertaken only four tests in an older F306 chassis, but he has shown very impressive pace, emerging fastest at Jarama in March by six-tenths of a second during only his second ever Formula 3 run.

"The few tests we have done have been good and although I haven't had an opportunity to drive the new car, I'm confident I'll be able to adapt very quickly," he added. "It's certainly going to be the toughest challenge of my career but that's what I'm looking forward to most."

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