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Prema promotes Oliver Rasmussen to Formula Regional Europe

by Ida Wood

Oliver Rasmussen will move up from Prema’s Formula 4 squad to its Formula Regional European Championship line-up this year.

The Dane joined the Italian team last year after a rookie season in Italian F4 with Jenzer Motorsport. He took two podiums in both the German and Italian championships, as well as a first pole position in single-seaters in the latter.

Over winter he raced in the Toyota Racing Series with MTEC Motorsport by R-ace GP, where he also took two podiums.

?I am thrilled to continue the collaboration with Prema stepping up to the 2020 Formula Regional European Championship,” said Rasmussen.

“I had a positive progression last season with the Team and was able to learn a lot.

“This will be a new championship and therefore a new challenge for me but adapting to this car already knowing the team can only be an advantage.

“As a Dane, I will do my best to keep the Danish flag at the top of this category.”

Prema dominated FREC’s inaugural season, winning 16 of the 24 races and both titles. Its 2020 line-up now consists of four cars, with Ferrari juniors Arthur Leclerc and Gianluca Petecof joined by Rasmussen and Roman Stanek.

Angelo Rosin, Prema team principal, said: ?It is great to retain Oliver for the 2020 Formula Regional season.

“It was a pleasure to work with him last year and we look forward to seeing him grow up even further as he moves up the FIA ladder after F4.

“We will do our best to assist him through this passage and we are confident that he will prove an extremely valuable resource for the team in its title defense.?