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Leclerc joins Eurocup regulars for pre-season test at Catalunya

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Gregory Lenormand / DPPI

Photo: Gregory Lenormand / DPPI

26 drivers will take to the Catalunya track over the course of the next two days as part of the third event of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 pre-season testing schedule.

Monegasque karting graduate Charles Leclerc will make his first appearance in official Eurocup testing with Fortec, having previously confirmed plans to race with the British squad in the 2014 Alps championship. He will line up alongside the team’s confirmed Eurocup racers Matt Parry and Martin Rump for both days.

Tech 1 Racing and Prema will field their confirmed three-car lineups with the French squad running Anthoine Hubert, Egor Orudzhev and Vasily Romanov, while the Italian squad tests with Dennis Olsen, Bruno Bonifacio and Hans Villemi.

Finnish squad Koiranen will be present with their biggest number of cars yet. Italian Eurocup race-winner Ignazio D’Agosto and karting graduate Nicholas Surguladze will be joined by Formula Abarth National Trophy runner-up Vitaly Larionov, Russian KF3 championship runner-up Mikhail Tarasov and Hong Li Ye, who was third in the 2013 Asian Formula Renault’s continental class.

Everpresent pre-season frontrunner Alex Albon will continue with KTR alongside Gregor Ramsay and Jules Gounon. Louis Deletraz will do another test with JKR, having signed on with them for a sophomore campaign, as the team also fields confirmed Eurocup driver Kevin Jorg.

Briton Matthew Graham will be present on both days, albeit with two different teams – China BRT on Monday and AVF on Tuesday. The former team will also field Sun Zheng for the entire test, while AVF will give two days to female racer Beitske Visser.

Finally, both Manor and ART will make do with two cars – the former running Andrea Pizzitola and Julio Moreno and the latter – Aurelien Panis and Jeroen Slaghekke.

Team Driver
Tech 1 Racing Anthoine Hubert
Vasily Romanov
Egor Orudzhev
ART Junior Team Aurelien Panis
Jeroen Slaghekke
Fortec Motorsports Matt Parry
Charles Leclerc
Martin Rump
Manor MP Motorsport Andrea Pizzitola
Julio Moreno
Josef Kaufmann Racing Louis Deletraz
Kevin Jorg
Koiranen GP Nicholas Surguladze
Ignazio D?Agosto
Vitaly Larionov
Hong Li Ye
Mikhail Tarasov
Prema Powerteam Bruno Bonifacio
Hans Villemi
Dennis Olsen
KTR Alex Albon
Gregor Ramsay
Jules Gounon
China BRT by JCS Matthew Graham (day 1)
Sun Zheng
AVF Beitske Visser
Matthew Graham (day 2)