JTR Racing’s Nick Tandy has announced he is leaving the British F3 International series with immediate effect to compete in F3 Euroseries instead.
And race-winner Tandy, who recently had to deal with the loss of his brother and team boss Joe in a fatal road accident, says he has mixed feelings about leaving the UK.
However, the offer of a works-assisted drive with the Volkswagen-backed Kolles team in the European competition is something he views as simply too good an opportunity to pass up.
He said: “This is the sort of chance for which I have been aiming all my career, so it would have been crazy to pass it up.
“I am devastated that I will no longer be driving with JTR, but the whole team knows that I am fully behind them and will continue to support them in every way possible.”
Tandy said every effort was being made by JTR to find a competitive new driver for the team’s Mygale-Mercedes, which he drove to victory at Rockingham in May.
The driver made his debut in the recent F3 Euroseries races at the Norisring in Germany and was offered a drive on the basis of his performance.
This meant he had to leave British F3 International with immediate effect, leaving him unable to compete in either race at Snetterton this weekend.