Highly rated racing driver Tom Gaymor's return to the cockpit continued successfully at Snetterton last Friday with a further impressive F3 test in a Fluid Motorsport Developments Lola-Dome.

Gaymor has been out of the cockpit for two seasons after major back surgery and his rehabilitation was given a further boost by completing 65 laps without any physical discomfort.

The 24 year old was on the verge of climbing up the single seater ladder in 2004 before the surgery was completed. Now, after impressing the Fluid team, Twickenham based Gaymor  is confident of confirming his plans to contest the 2006 British Formula Three National Series.

"It went extremely well and I am now focused on serious pre-season testing,"  said a clearly delighted Gaymor after the test. "I had no physical problems at all except for the usual neck aches that you get from a first real test in a while. I have really re-assured myself that I am back to a good level of fitness and hopefully now we can concentrate on signing a deal with Fluid and going for the title."

Lindsay Allen knows Gaymor from his time at Nexa Racing in 2002 and said of the test. "We sought special dispensation to test during the 'testing ban' period to let Tom see if his back was up it. I don't think anyone would begrudge him that after the two years that he has just had. Thankfully he had no problems at all and in fact got down to some very competitive times, getting quicker and quicker as the day went on. We would love to run him this year as we think that he is a very fast and intelligent driver."

A former works Van Dieman Formula Ford driver, Gaymor has impressed many with some tenacious racing, that saw him win in every year that he competed. After two years in Formula Ford in 2002 and 2003, he was set to graduate to Formula Renault V6 with David Price Racing in 2004 but his plans were put on hold due to the surgery.

"Now it's the next step which is to firm up a deal to race with Fluid," said the former BRDC Rising Star scheme member. "I was really attracted to the Lola because I had seen what Charlie Hollings and Ben Clucas did with it last year. The guys at Lola are very committed to win in F3 and that tallies exactly with what I want from 2006."

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Tom Gaymor in the Lola Dome.