Former Lotus F1 junior Dorian Boccolacci will spend the 2016 season in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, it’s been confirmed.
In addition to a full-time Eurocup campaign, Boccolacci will also contest the NEC championship.
The karting prodigy and 2014 French F4 runner-up made an ambitious move to FIA F3 last year with French team Signature.
The 17-year-old spent a quiet year in the championship with occasional flashes, including a fifth place at Spa-Francorchamps and sixth at Norisring.
?Tech 1 Racing and I already get on like a house on fire,” said Boccolacci. “My tests went off very well and I really enjoyed them. We?re going to do a great job together and progress to achieve our joint aim ? victory.
?I didn?t think that doing another season in Formula 3 without being in a top team was a good idea. Going to Formula Renault 2.0 means that I can restart on the right base and use my experience to reach the car?s limits in the corners.”
“To help me continue my career after that I have only one aim: the title. I have to win and build up a set of results to prove that I?m ready to move up to the upper echelons.?
Tech 1 has been part of Eurocup since 2010, becoming Team Champions twice in 2010 and 2013.
Boccolacci will race alongside fellow French F4 graduates Gabriel Aubry and Sacha Fenestraz as well as FR2.0 veteran Hugo de Sadeleer.