Renault Sport Racing strengthens its involvement in Formula Renault 2.0 and raises the profile of Renault Sport R.S. 01

The 2017 calendar for the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, featuring ten rounds, demonstrates Renault’s commitment to this category.

In 2017, the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 will enter its 47th season with a calendar more prestigious than ever before. With nine homologated F1 circuits, the category will assure its long-standing role as the school towards Formula 1!

In addition to an exceptional calendar and a reaffirmed technical stability, the drivers and teams will have six days of winter testing (including at least four at the circuits on the calendar) and four days of collective testing during the year. They will also be able to put in two additional days of private testing.

At the conclusion of the season that will see the most promising drivers of their generation battle, two among them, including the winner of the series, will join the Renault Sport Academy. They will be accompanied in the preparation of the next stage of their career thanks to the means of the Renault Sport Formula One Team. The rookie of the year will also be awarded with free entry for the 2018 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season.

The 24 first drivers entered for the 2017 season will benefit from a three-hour simulator session at Enstone, not to mention specific operations during the year like the F1 Paddock Days, discovery days behind the scenes of a Grand Prix and an immersion course at Enstone with the Renault Sport Formula One Team.

Frédéric Vasseur, Renault Sport Racing Deputy Managing Director: “Since 1971, Formula Renault has been at the centre of the sporting strategy of Renault. It soon became one of the best school of champions. This category allows the most ambitious drivers coming from karting or F4 to learn more, to prove themselves and to blossom. The choice of circuits is important, because care must be must be taken to best prepare drivers for their future challenges with the elite on the horizon. In 2017, they will more than ever become hardened on the most Europe’s best circuits used by F1, trained in a series recognized by everyone and battle for unequaled rewards at this level. The 2017 Eurocup Formula Renault season is already shaping up to be exceptional!”

2017 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Calendar*
21-23 April : Monza, Italy
12-14 May : Silverstone, Great Britain
19-21 May: Pau, France
26-28 May: Monte-Carlo, Monaco
30 June-2 July: Hungaroring, Hungary
14-16 July: Nürburgring, Germany
21-23 July: Red Bull Ring, Austria
25-27 August: Circuit Paul Ricard, France
22-24 September: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
27-29 October: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
* calendar subject to the approval by the FIA

New horizons for the Renault Sport R.S. 01

Unveiled at the Moscow Motorshow in 2014, the Renault Sport R.S 01 – concept car with exceptional performance – immediately won over fans of first-rate sports cars and the motor racing world. Given its outstanding performance, the decision was made to create a dedicated category: the Renault Sport Trophy.

Three years after this presentation, the 30 models found owners, proving how seductive it was and its extraordinary qualities made this vehicle a racing “beast” without rival.

Always in total agreement about the intrinsic qualities of the Renault Sport R.S 01, the Renault Sport Trophy competitors were provided a prestigious showcase in an extremely competitive discipline. After two seasons, the Renault Sport Trophy cedes its role as a starting point in order to allow the Renault Sport R.S 01 to take part in other championship, most notably with the help of a GT3 kit developed by Renault Sport Racing in partnership with the promoters.

The Renault Sport R.S. 01 could thus compete in the 24 Hour Series, V de V, Blancpain Clubsport, GT Open, etc. It has already won the 2015 500 kilometres of Zandvoort and the 2016 12 Hours of Mugello.

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