Formula Renault 1.6 NEC champion Roy Geerts has confirmed his promotion into the 2.0 NEC series with Spanish team AVF.
The 21-year-old Dutch driver started his single-seater career in 2013, having joined Stuart Racing Team in FR1.6 NEC. After a closely-contested season he took the title by a single point over Estonian youngster Martin Rump.
Geerts is the first announced driver for AVF’s NEC efforts in 2014. The Spanish team, founded in 2013, fielded three drivers in its debut season in the series, with a full-time drive for Fran Rueda and part-time campaigns for Victor Sendin and Alex Bosak.
Geerts is joining a promising Formula Renault NEC field, which includes 2012 ADAC Formel Masters vice-champion Gustav Malja, Caterham Academy driver Seb Morris, BRDC F4 champion Jake Hughes and successful karting graduates in Ben Barnicoat and Martin Kodric among other confirmed entrants.