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Giltaire and Soldavini in, Belov out for last FREC rounds

by Ida Wood

Photo: FRECA

There are several changes to the Formula Regional European Championship field for the last two rounds of the season at Zandvoort and Hockenheim.

ART Grand Prix has signed newly crowned French Formula 4 champion Evan Giltaire, with the 16-year-old expected to drive the team’s third car that has previously been raced by Charlie Wurz and Hadrien David.

However that is yet to be confirmed by the team, and it is also not clear whether he will be entered as a guest driver or not.

Giltaire’s title-winning French F4 campaign featured six wins, eight poles and 13 podiums in total, and the car racing rookie was crowned champion in yesterday’s season finale at Paul Ricard.

Over at G4 Racing, Michael Belov has split from the team and has been replaced by Francisco Soldavini for the remaining FREC races.

Belov, a Russian racing under a Kyrgyz licence, has been racing in FRegional series since 2020 and in that time has taken two podiums in the Asian championship as well as two wins and three further podiums in the European championship.

But this season he lies 18th in the FREC standings with only 23 points scored in 16 races. His best result in 2023 has been a fourth place, although he did set the fastest lap in the most recent race at Monza. He announced his split from G4 in an Instagram story last week, and had already written on the platform on his dissapointment about how the Monza round played out.

His replacement Soldavini will be making his FRegional debut when he lines up on the grid at Zandvoort this weekend, and the Argentinian-born driver spent last year racing in F4. He did two rounds in the Italian championship, then one round apiece in the Brazilian and Spanish championships. They all came with different teams, and his best result was 10th place on his Brazilian F4 debut.