Seb Morris will embark on his first season of European level competition in single-seaters off the back of a strong year in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship where he concluded the campaign as Vice-Champion. Ending last season with one win and nine other podiums, he was also selected as a finalist for the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. Outside the cockpit, Seb works with Jack Wills as one of its ‘Young Britons’ and as an ambassador for TAG Heuer.
Recent career history:
2014: Formula Renault NEC Championship
2013: Mclaren Autosport BRDC Award Finalist. BRDC Formula 4 – Vice Champion. Ginetta Ambassador. MSA Academy Member.
2012: BRDC Rising Star. Ginetta Ambassador. MSA Academy Member. UK Formula Renualt BARC – Winter Series Champion. Uk Formula Renault BARC – 3rd in Championship.
2011: UK Junior Ginetta G40 – Champion. Young Welsh Driver of the Year.
2010: Uk Junior Ginetta G40 – Winter Series Champion. Rotax Mini Max – Dragon Master Champion.
2009: Rotax Mini Max – Dragon Kart Club Champion.
For more information about Seb, please visit his website.
Multiple kart champion Barnicoat made his transition to car racing last year with a dominant display in the BARC Formula Renault 2.0 Autumn Cup at Rockingham. The young racer won two out of three races to claim the Autumn Cup.
Barnicoat will race in the Formula Renault NEC series this year as well as non-clashing Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS rounds.
Recent career history:
2014: Northern European Cup Formula Renualt 2.0 with Fortec
2013: BARC Formula Renault 2.0 Autumn Cup Winner. Competed in WSK Euro and Masters Series as well as the CIK-FIA KF European and World Championships
2012: MSA KF2 Super One British Champion and CIK-FIA KF2 European Champion
2011: Super One Junior Championship – 3rd. 2nd place in the Academy Trophy
2010: MSA Formula Kart Stars and Kartmasters Grand Prix Champion. Super One Junior Championship Vice-Champion
2009: MSA Formula Kart Stars – 4th. Kartmasters Grand Prix – 7th
For more information about Ben, please visit his website.
The young Mexican has spent two years in the European single-seater scene, racing in Protyre FR2.0 since 2012 (then known as Formula Renault BARC). He was 12th in his rookie season and then went to finish third in the standings in his second year. Cevallos also wound up securing his first victory in the championship at Donington and took an additional three podiums.
Recent career history:
2013: Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship
2012: Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship
2011: Latin-American F2000 Challenge Series – one race, Skip Barber National Series – one race
2010: Rotax Karting – Pan American and World Finals level for Team Mexico
For more information about Jorge, please visit his website.
The Formula Renault Northern European Cup has been running for the last seven 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.
2012 saw Jake Dennis take the championship title for the team. The Racing Steps Foundation, with whom Fortec have an excellent relationship with, has backed Dennis through his move from karting into single-seaters and continue to support the young driver.
2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Calendar
|23rd -25th May||Silverstone|
|Martin Young||Team Manager|
|Paul Woodhams||Race Engineer|
|Nick Dieghton||No.1 Mechanic|
|Matt George||No.1 Mechanic|
|Dylan Taylor||No.1 Mechanic|
|Sam Whittet||No.2 Mechanic|
2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Driver Standings
|1||Ben Barnicoat||Fortec Motorsports||258|
|2||Louis Deletraz||Josef Kaufmann Racing||242|
|3||Seb Morris||Fortec Motorsports||224|
|4||Steijn Schothorst||Manor Mp Motorsport||224|
|5||Gustav Malja||Kaufmann Racing||193|
|7||Callan O’Keeffe||ART Junior Team||187|
|8||Jake Hughes||Mark Burdett Racing||152|
|9||Ryan Tveter||Kaufmann Racing||150|
|10||Raoul Owens||Mark Burdett Racing||125|
2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Team Standings
|1||Josef Kaufmann Racing||334|
|3||Manor MP Motorsport||273|
|4||ART Junior Team||255|
|6||Mark Burdett Motorsport||185|
The Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup
The Northern European Cup was introduced in 2006, merging the Formula Renault 2.0 Germany and Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands Championships.
The Championship takes place over eight weekends across Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Austria and Belgium.
Each race weekend comprises two qualifying sessions and three races (subject to change) and the winner of the NEC will receive a test in a Formula Renault 3.5 car and a Formula Three car while the Vice-Champion will also receive a test in a Formula Renault 3.5 car.
2012 will be Fortec’s first year in the Northern European Cup; following the decision to cancel the CERTINA Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship for 2012, the team opted to switch to the NEC for this season and is looking forward to the new challenge off the back of an exceptionally strong year for Fortec.
Type: Honeycomb and carbon fibre monocoque
Aerodynamic features: Front and rear wings, diffuser
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
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
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