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The Atech CRS team has announced that American Ethan Ringel has signed up for the 2012 GP3 season. Following his first season of car racing, the 17-year-old from Florida impressed the outfit at last month’s Circuit de Catalunya test.
Originally from New York, Ringel’s racing career began in karts as recently as 2009, coached by English IndyCar racer Jay Howard.
“Unlike most American drivers, it was never my dream to do IndyCars - I’ve always wanted to do Formula 1 and competing in GP3 is the most logical step to start that climb,” Ringel explains.
“Jay was actually the one who pushed for me to come over to the UK and start in GP3 and Atech CRS GP was without doubt the best choice.
“They have a great car, the team is very professional and all the engineers and mechanics are really good to work with. However, I have no expectations going into the first rounds, as I know I will be very inexperienced compared to the others.
“My main priority for now is to learn the car, learn the tracks and learn the best way to work with the team, so we can start the season in the best possible shape.”
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