Monegasque karting protege Charles Leclerc will join Fortec Motorsports for the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps championship, his management have announced via Twitter.
Following on from fellow karting graduate Antonio Fuoco?s championship winning season, the 16-year-old has decided to spend his debut year in single-seaters in the competitive Alps category. The youngster, who is managed by Nicolas Todt?s All Road Management programme, makes the step up from go-karts after racing in the KZ1 class for ART Grand Prix in 2013, which culminated in a second-place finish in the World?KZ Championship at Varennes, France.
In addition to that, Leclerc, who remains one of the most highly-rated karting drivers around, took the KF3 World Cup title in 2011 and WSK Euro Series title in KF2 in 2012.
Fortec, who have been a mainstay in Formula Renault 2.0 over the past couple of seasons with successes in the Eurocup and the NEC categories, will be supporting a debut full-time entry into the Alps championship.
The British squad’s achievements in FR2.0 racing in 2013 included third in the Eurocup teams’ championship, a 1-2 in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC standings and numerous victories in Protyre Formula Renault.