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Victor Martins makes MP switch to remain in Formula Renault Eurocup

by Peter Allen


Victor Martins will remain in the Formula Renault Eurocup for a second season in 2019, switching to the MP Motorsport team.

The 17-year-old Frenchman finished fifth in the 2018 standings while driving for R-ace GP, taking mid-season victories at the Red Bull Ring and Spa-Francorchamps.

The 2016 world junior karting champion, Martins was signed to the Renault Sport Academy after finishing runner-up in French Formula 4 last year.

?It?s great to know so soon what I will be doing next year,? said Martins.

?It allows me to prepare myself well for an important second year in the Eurocup, which will switch to new cars for 2019. That means it will be a level playing field for everyone.

“Being secure about my plans will help me get a head-start on the competition, as I will be working with MP throughout the entire winter. I fully expect that, as a team, we can be front-runners again.?

Dutch outfit MP Motorsport ran Martins’ RSA colleague and fellow rookie Christian Lundgaard to second place in the 2018 Eurocup, the Dane narrowly missing out on the title to R-ace GP’s Max Fewtrell.

?It?s fantastic news Victor is joining us for our 2019 Eurocup campaign,” said team boss Sander Dorsman.

“He was an exceptional rookie, often challenging and, at times, beating the more experienced drivers in the series.

“I?m convinced with Victor we can again aim for wins and, ultimately, the title as we did in 2018.”