With 45 years of detecting and forming the best motor racing hopefuls, the 2016 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season is already underway.
With technical and sporting stability, the up-coming season will offer the young talents the opportunity to race in the curtain raiser of the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco and battle for attractive prize money that will be awarded to the top drivers of the school of champions put in place by Renault Sport Technologies.
The Organising Committee has chosen to retain seven teams for the 2016 season. They will be able to enter up to four Formula Renault 2.0s.
All these teams competed this season and among them is the 2015 team champion Josef Kaufmann Racing, which has announced they will enter Lando Norris, champion in the MSA Formula, and Sahara Force India Academy protégé Jehan Daruvala in 2016.
Opposite them, many drivers are in discussions with the entered squads. Tech 1 Racing has confirmed Hugo de Sadeleer, Gabriel Aubry and French F4 Junior champion, Sacha Fenestraz. Fortec Motorsports has signed Bruno Baptista, Ferdinand Habsburg and Vasily Romanov, while Henrique Chaves (AVF), Hugo Sugnot-Darniche (Avenir by ARTA Engineering) and James Allen (JD Motorsport), will also compete in the 2016 season.
The pre-selected teams in alphabetical order.
Teams (Country) :
ART Junior Team (FRA)
Avenir by ARTA Engineering (FRA)
Fortec Motorsports (GBR)
JD Motorsport (ITA)
Josef Kaufmann Racing (GER)
Tech 1 Racing (FRA)
Jean-Pascal Dauce, Renault Sport Technologies Motorsport Director : “We are very pleased to reveal the names of the seven teams pre-selected for the 2016 season. For a very long time, the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 has been one of the most important categories in the formation of drivers and we are working tirelessly to consolidate this status. Next year, no less than nine of the current F1 drivers cut their teeth in Formula Renault 2.0 and the interest shown by many drivers coming from F4 confirms our belief that this is an ideal training tool for young talents. With the current economic situation, we have chosen stability and quality over quantity. We think this will allow these well-known and established teams to attract the best competitors to offer us a 2016 season that already promises to be historic !”