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British F3: Ayrton Simmons to return to BRDC British F3 with Chris Dittmann Racing in 2021

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Ayrton Simmons is set to return to the BRDC British F3 championship with Chris Dittmann Racing in 2021. 

The 20-year-old previously raced with the Tewkesbury based outfit in 2019 and took three wins, finishing the championship in third. In 2020 he moved to Euroformula Open for the first four rounds of the championship. 

In the same year, he returned to the British F3 circuits with the team at Brands Hatch, claiming two wins. To round off his 2020 racing season, he joined his old F4 team, JHR Developments at Silverstone.

In total, he has entered 36 races with Chris Dittmann Racing. 

Both Ayrton Simmons and Max Marzorati are set for a whole season with the team. Whereas Alex Fores is currently with the outfit for the opening rounds of the championship. 

Simmons has said: “I’m really looking forward to reuniting with Chris Dittmann and the team this year. 2019 was a brilliant season, probably the most enjoyable of my career so far, so the chance to return and complete some unfinished business was too good to turn down.

Obviously we know each other very well and we confirmed what we’re capable of last year at Brands Hatch. The aim is to repeat that kind of performance and challenge for wins every weekend. If we can do that, we can aim for the title, there’s no reason why not.”

Chris Dittmann, Team Principal has said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Ayrton is returning to CDR for the 2021 British F3 season. We’ve loved working with him over the past few seasons, he’s a classy driver and has a very bright future if the cards fall into place for him.

We hope and expect to help him on his way; as a combination we’ve proved time and again what we can do together, and to say we are excited about the season ahead is an understatement.

“Just as important is that Ayrton’s experience at this level will be hugely valuable for Max and Alex’s development too, they’re both very impressive characters and can only benefit from Ayrton’s experience as they continue their adaptation to British F3.

We’re not counting chickens, but heading to Brands Hatch with a full line up of three drivers is something we’re really looking forward to. We should be in a very strong position to challenge for the drivers’ and teams’ championships starting from the first round of the season next weekend.”

The British F3 calendar has been revised due to the coronavirus pandemic and is due to begin on 22nd May at Brands Hatch.

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