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Coming off the back of a successful mid-season test around the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Carlin’s GP3 team now look ahead to a weekend of racing around the Valencia street circuit. The next round in Spain marks the third event in a season where Carlin has already clinched points in every race season, with drivers Antonio Felix da Costa, Alex Brundle and Will Buller.

Antonio Felix da Costa took a brilliant second place finish during the prestigious Monaco GP weekend last time out. The Portuguese driver has been on the pace all season and having secured pole position in Barcelona Felix da Costa has since gone on to clinch a podium position and is now lying in a strong fourth position in the championship.

Alex Brundle makes a return to the Carlin team after missing the final test due to prior Le Mans 24hr race commitments. Driving alongside his father, ex-Formula 1 driver and race pundit Martin Brundle, the 21 year old came eighth in his class during the historic race in France and now looks forward to re-familiarising himself with his GP3 car.

Having recently topped the final GP3 Series test of the season at the Valencia Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Buller looks ahead to the third race of the season. The Northern Irishman completed a comprehensive test with the team in Valencia where his time was unable to be beaten throughout the entirety of the two days of running. Buller has also been competing in the FIA European Formula Three championship where he has already taken a win and currently lies in fourth position in the championship.

Looking forward to the street race Buller said, ‘I can’t wait to get back out on track after what was a great test for the entire team in Valencia last week. We did a lot of work for the upcoming races throughout the two day test so I’m looking forward to continuing with our season’

The GP3 drivers will be on track for a 30 minute free practice session at 08.30 local time on Friday.

British race team Carlin have enjoyed a successful start to the 2012 season, with the team’s British F3 and GP3 squads topping the time sheets in pre-season testing. Carlin’s GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 teams have also clocked up times in the top three to mark a strong start to the season over the last two weeks.

British racer Harry Tincknell topped the timesheets in the second day of British F3 testing at Rockingham today, as the team continued to develop its Volkswagen powered 2012 Dallara F3 car. Tincknell’s time was the fastest of the test overall, after fellow Carlin driver Jack Harvey set the pace at Rockingham yesterday. The Carlin men have locked out the top five positions at both the Rockingham and Snetterton pre-season tests, with their team mates Jazeman Jaafar, Carlos Sainz and Pietro Fantin over the last two weeks.

While the British F3 team finished two days of testing at Rockingham today, Carlin’s Formula Renault 3.5 team brought to a close two days of collective testing at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. Kevin Magnussen and Will Stevens both completed a successful test in the brand new FR3.5 car, with Magnussen setting the third fastest time of today’s running.

The Carlin GP3 team also enjoyed a successful outing this week, with Portuguese racer Antonio Felix da Costa setting the quickest time of the official two day test for Carlin. Will Buller was also in the top ten while Alex Brundle continued to make big improvements ahead of his first season in the series.

Preparing for the 2012 GP2 Series, Max Chilton and Rio Haryanto were out on track last week, at the Barcelona circuit in Spain. A consistent front runner in pre-season testing, Chilton set the second fastest time on the first day in Barcelona while Haryanto was seventh. The Briton and Indonesian continued to put in a strong performance in the final test before the season opener in Malaysia later this month.

Reflecting on a positive start to the 2012 season, Trevor Carlin said, “With 12 cars to prepare for the 2012 season across four championships, it’s a great testament to the team that all four squads have had such a strong start to the season. To finish each test within the top three is extremely encouraging and shows the hard work that has gone in over the winter period.”