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Fortec remains in EF Open, Calan Williams revealed as first driver

by Ida Wood

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Fortec Motorsports will continue to race in Euroformula Open this year, with Calan Williams announced as its first driver.

The British team had initially hired Williams and Cameron Das for the now defunt Formula European Masters championship, and it is believed that both will compete in EF Open instead.

After winning the Australian Formula 3 title in 2017, Williams joined Fortec for last year’s EF Open season, and got a best finish of sixth before leaving the championship with two rounds to go.

Earlier this year he raced in the Toyota Racing Series for MTEC Motorsport, where he was assisted by Fortec’s EF Open team boss Mick Kouros.

“Last year was an incredible learning curve being my first season in Europe, but by the end of the year we were qualifying and competing toward the front of the field,??Williams said.

“With the strong preparation and experience of TRS behind me this year, Fortec and myself will be looking for strong results in 2019.”

“The circuits which EF Open visits are amazing, with eight of these being current F1 circuits. Having raced on most of the circuits last year, I am looking forward to returning to them with a great deal of confidence. I am very appreciative to Mick and Fortec for the opportunity, and I am excited about continuing to work together this year.”

Alongside Williams and the yet to be announced Das, Fortec also has a third car that it could field at selected rounds.