Cassidy to race in Europe

Kiwi Toyota Racing Series champion Nick Cassidy will drive for Prema Powerteam in two rounds of the FIA F3 European Championship at Portimao and at the Nürburgring. The 21-year-old driver is currently leading the Japanese F.3 Championship and has scored a brilliant third place last year at Macau. He will drive the Mercedes-powered Dallara previously campaigned by Brandon Maisano and will partner Jake Dennis, Felix Rosenqvist and Lance Stroll.

“Firstly I would like to thank Prema Powerteam for this opportunity,” commented Cassidy. “It’s one that I am really looking forward to. With their knowledge I am looking to learn as much as possible, to develop myself, with the aim of good results in these two race meetings. I am sure there will be a few little differences to racing in Japan, but I feel prepared, and am looking forward to the challenge.”

René Rosin, Team Manager for Prema Powerteam is thrilled to have Cassidy join them. “I am delighted to rely on Cassidy, a very quick and consistent driver who has not yet had the chance to show his real value at European level. I wish that, driving with Prema at Portimao, where two days of testing will be held before the race, and at Nurburgring, Nick will be able to score the results he deserves”.

The Portimao round gets underway 4-6 September.

Benjamin Carrell is a freelance motorsport writer and currently edits He writes for a number of Kiwi drivers and motorsport clubs. That's when he's not working in his horticultural day-job or training for the next road or mtb cycle race!

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