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Country: Hungary/Austria
Date of birth: 21/06/97
Place of residence: -
Twitter:@DoubleEagle62

Ferdinand started young with a successful karting career and competed in the Eastern European Championship where he won both races, as well as competing in the Cart World Championship the following year. A keen sportsman, Ferdinand enjoys fencing, horse riding and kung-fu. Ferdinand had a good 2014 finishing 4th in the Formula Renault 1.6 NEC. After competing in the Toyota Racing Series this year, Ferdinand is ready to progress to the 2.0 litres NEC with Fortec.

Recent career history:
2014: 12th in the Toyota Racing Series
2014: 4th in Formula Renault 1.6 NEC
2012/2014: Karting

For more information about Ferdinand, please visit his website.

Country: India
Date of birth: 01/10/98
Place of Residence: Mumbai
Twitter:@JehanDaruvala

Sahara Force India Academy driver Jehan Daruvala has made the leap from karting to race with Fortec in the 2015 Formula Renault Northern European Cup. Jehan has had great success in karting finishing 2nd in the German Kart Championship in 2014, and we hope to see him flourish this season.

Recent career history:
2014: 2nd in the German Kart Championship
2013: 8th in CIK-FIA European KF-Junior Championship
2012: 1st in Asia-Pacific Championship – KF3
2011: Karting

For more information about Jehan, please visit his Facebook Page.

Country: Canada
Date of birth: 24/03/95
Place of Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Twitter:@lukechudleigh

Luke Chudleigh has secured a drive with Fortec Motorsport for his debut season in the NEC and Eurocup championships. The Canadian driver is now ready for the next challenge after competing in the ALPS championship in 2014. The 19 year old was Tech 1’s leading driver last year and enjoyed a solid year in the championship, finishing 12th overall.

Recent career history:
2014: Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS finishing 12th in the formula with 5 top 10 finishes.
2013: Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS with 3 top 10 finishes.
2012: Karting – Florida Winter Tour
2010: Karting – 2010 SKUSA SuperNationals XIV
2009: Karting – Canadian National Karting Championships

For more information about Luke, please visit his website.

Country: South Africa
Date of birth: 09/06/96
Place of residence: Johannesburg
Twitter:@CallanOKeeffe

After a successful number on years in Karting and winning the Super 1 National KF3 Championship in 2011, the 18-year-old will continue to race in Formula Renault 2.0 this year with Fortec. After a strong year finishing 7th in the 2.0 NEC Championship, one of South Africa’s top motor sport prospects is back and will be fighting for the title.

Recent career history:
2014: Formula Renault 2.0 NEC – 7th
2013: ADAC Formel Masters – 13th
2012: Formula BMW Talent Cup – 9th
2011: Karting – 1st in Super 1 National KF3 Championship
2009/2011: Karting

For more information about Callan, please visit his Facebook Page.

Country: UK
Date of birth: 15/07/1997
Place of residence: Womersley, Doncaster
Twitter:@alexgill08

17-year-old single-seater frontrunner Alex Gill will compete with the team once again in the NEC Championship. Gill finished fourth overall in Formula Renault BARC with Fortec in 2014 with seven podiums from 15 races, while also securing five pole positions. He made his car racing debut at the end of 2013, and raced in the Formula Renault BARC Autumn Cup, securing two podiums from three races.Prior to graduating to cars, Gill enjoyed many successful years in karting, winning the 2012 British KF3 Karting title with the official Red bull Kf3 Junior Team.

Recent career history:
2014: Fourth overall in Formula Renault BARC with seven podiums from 15 races, including a win at Rockingham, while also securing five pole positions.
2013: Protyre Formula Renault Autumn Cup – 4th overall with two podiums, one second place and one third position.
2012: 1st in Super 1 National KF3 Championship
2011: 2nd in Kartmasters British Grand Prix – KF3
2006/2010: Karting

For more information about Alex, please visit his Facebook Page.

Country: Canada
Date of birth: -
Place of Residence: Montreal, Quebec
Twitter:@ZCD13

Fresh out of karting, Zachary Claman will spend his debut single-seater season in Formula Renault 2.0 Nec as a Fortec Driver. DeMelo’s karting career featured a number of successful seasons in Quebecois and Canadian championships. In his final year in karts, he won Florida Winter Tour in the TaG Senior category and took third in the Rotax Max Grand Finals in Senior class. At the end of 2014, he entered the Formula Skip Barber Winter Series, where he took a pole position and won two out of four races. Over the post-season he took part in a number of FIA F3 tests and was recently at Monza in an FR2.0 car.

Recent career history:
2014: Karting – 1st in Canadian National Karting Championships, 1st in Florida Winter Tour and 8th in Rotax Euro Challenge
2013: Karting – South Garda Winter Cup – KF2 – 23rd
2012: Karting – 23° Trofeo Andrea Margutti – KF3 – 14th, 4th in the AM Engines Formula Tag Junior and 2nd in the Coupe de Quebec – Rotax Junior
2009/2011: Karting

For more information about Zachary, please visit his website.


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The Formula Renault Northern European Cup has been running for the last nine years. Fortec first entered the series in 2011 and saw the team once again enter the series in 2012. The circuits selected by the NEC FR 2.0 are well known and provide the competitors with a good variety of racing experiences around Europe including circuits in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria and Scandinavia.

2014 saw Ben Barnicoat take the championship title for the team. The Racing Steps Foundation, with whom Fortec have an excellent relationship with, has backed Barnicoat through his move from karting into single-seaters and continue to support the young driver. Fortec also won the title in 2013 with Matt Parry, and in 2012 with Jake Dennis, another Steps Foundation driver.

  • Calendar
  • 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Calendar

    Date Circuit Country
    11th-12th April Monza Italy
    23rd-24th May Silverstone UK
    6th-7th June Red Bull Ring Austria
    25th-26th July Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
    1st-2nd August Assen Holland
    19th-20th September Nurburgring Germany
    3rd-4th Ocotber Hockenheim Germany

  • Team
  • Fortec Motorsports Role
    Martin Young Team Manager
    TBC Race Engineer
    Dom Scott Chief Mechanic
    Dylan Taylor No.1 Mechanic
    David Measures No.1 Mechanic
    Liam Dance No.1 Mechanic
    Andy Rush No.2 Mechanic
    Dan Rogers Truckie
    Callum Butler Truckie
    Gary Taylor Truckie

  • Points Table
  • 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Driver Standings

    No. Name Team Points
    1 Ukyo Sasahara ART Junior Team 54
    2 Louis Delétraz Josef Kaufmann Racing 37
    3 Max Defourny Strakka Racing 33
    4 Jehan Daruvala Fortec Motorsports 30
    5 Dennis Olsen Manor MP Motorsport 29
    6 Valentin Hasse-Clot Strakka Racing 28
    7 Ignazio D’Agosto Manor MP Motorsport 24
    8 Lasse Sørensen Manor MP Motorsport 23
    9 Alex Gill Fortec Motorsports 21
    10 Zachary Claman Fortec Motorsports 19


    2015 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Team Standings

    No. Team Points
    1 ART Junior Team 54
    2 Josef Kaufmann Racing 45
    3 Strakka Racing 40
    4 Manor MP Motorsport 39
    5 Fortec Motorsports 33
    6 AVF 14

  • Series Info
  • The Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup

    The Northern European Cup was established in 2005 and over the 10 years of running, the Northern European Championship has become one of the major stepping stones to reach the ultimate goal in motorsports: Formula 1

    The calendar consists of seven weekends, all with free practice, qualifying and two or three races. 

    All races (except for Assen) will be broadcast live on the series’ own YouTube channel, www.formularenault.tv , and on www.formularenault.tv with both English and German commentary. Three-minute highlights are added after the races.

  • Tech Spec
  • Chassis

    Type: Honeycomb and carbon fibre monocoque
    Bodywork: Carbon-fibre
    Aerodynamic features: Front and rear wings, diffuser
    Engine

    Layout: Self-supporting engine and gearbox
    Type: Renault F4R 832 – 4 cylinder – 16 valve – 1,998cc – 1998 cm
    Bore x Stroke: 82.7 x 93mm
    Fuel injection/ignition: Built-in management system
    Max power: 210bhp at 7,150rpm Max torque: 220Nm 5,500rpm Max engine speed:7,500rpm

    Transmission

    Type: Rear-wheel drive
    Gearbox: Sequential, 7–speed + reverse
    Gearshift: Electric semi-automatic steering wheel mounted
    Differential: Limited slip, auto-locking differential with clutch discs and ramp pressure plates
    Clutch: Cerametallic twin-disk

    Axles and suspension systems

    Suspension: Front: single adjustable twin-tube shock absorber
    Rear: double adjustable twin-tube shock absorber
    Brakes: 278 x 18mm floating discs and 4–piston callipers

    Wheels

    Wheel rims: One-piece aluminium wheel rims, 9 x 13 (front) and 10.5 x 13 (rear)
    Tyres: Michelin tyres, 20–54 x 13 (front) and 24–57 x 13 (rear)

    Dimensions, weight and capacities

    Length: 4,391 mm Front and rear track: 1502 – 1440 mm Fuel tank: 50 litres
    Kerb weight: 505 kg

     


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