Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series organizers have released a list of 31 entries for the 2015 season’s first round at Monza.
ART Junior Team, three-time race winners in 2014, will field two teammates for Darius Oskoui at Monza, the Swiss racer having already been announced as full-time. In terms of experience, the French squad will rely on Japanese racer Ukyo Sasahara, who?claimed his best FR2.0 finish of second at Monza last year. Their third driver is one of the hottest prospects of the 2014 French F4 season – 16-year-old Anglo-Swiss racer Felix Hirsiger.
Another French F4 graduate Valentin Hasse-Clot enters the series with Strakka Racing. The 19-year-old Frenchman finished his maiden single-seater season in tenth last year with two podiums.
AVF will be present with a massive five-car line-up at Monza as Eurocup signing Inigo Bikuna and Czech racer Bronislav Formanek join the team.?Bikuna returns to the series after participating in the final four rounds of the 2014 season, while Formanek follows in the footsteps of compatriot Josef Zaruba?by graduating from Radical European Masters.
Two British teams will begin the season with one driver. Mark Burdett Motorsport signed BRDC F4 graduate Rahul Raj Mayer, while MGR Motorsport continue their collaboration with Colin Noble, who won a race for them in Protyre Formula Renault last year.
Prizma Racing is a new team joining the series, their sole confirmed driver Pontus Fredricsson arriving from Formula Renault 1.6 Nordic, where he took fourth in the standings. The team will race with two cars according to the entry list, but their second driver is yet to be named.
The other Swedish squad of the series, Fragus BR Motorsport, will expand to a two-car lineup. Robin Hansson will be joined by fellow Swede?Oliver Soderstrom, who was originally set for a dual campaign in 1.6 before the collapse of the European series.
Finally, Inter Europol are set to contest the full championship with Canadian returnee David Richert.
2015 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Monza entry list
|Josef Kaufmann Racing||Nikita Mazepin, Louis Deletraz, Kevin Jorg, Dries Vanthoor|
|Fortec Motorsport||Jehan Daruvala, Ferdinand Habsburg, Luke Chudleigh,
Callan O?Keeffe, Zachary Claman DeMelo, Alex Gill
|AVF||Roy Geerts, Josef Zaruba, Henrique Chaves, Inigo Bikuna, Bronislav Formanek|
|Strakka Racing||Max Defourny, Charlie Eastwood, Valentin Hasse-Clot|
|Manor MP Motorsport||Dennis Olsen, Lasse Sorensen|
|ART Junior Team||Darius Oskoui, Ukyo Sasahara, Felix Hirsiger|
|Mark Burdett Motorsport||Rahul Raj Mayer|
|MGR Motorsport||Colin Noble|
|Fragus BR Motorsport||Robin Hansson, Oliver Soderstrom|
|BM Racing Team||Bartlomiej Mirecki|
|Prizma Racing||Pontus Fredricsson|
|Inter Europol||David Richert|