06 Mar Najiy Ayyad Razak Joins our Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Team!
6 March, 2017: Malaysian racing ace Najiy Ayyad Bin Abd Razak joins the Fortec Motorsports team to compete in the 2017 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship. The 21-year-old from Kuala Lumpur came third in the 2016 Asian Formula Renault series – Class A and shall be competing in Europe for the first time this season.
Razak started club racing when he was 17 years old and went on to touring cars and the national Malaysia Super Series where he achieved two podium finishes. A year in Asia Cup Formula BMW followed before he stepped up to the 2015 AFR Series (which races in China and Malaysia), achieving fourth place in the Drivers’ contest at the end of his first season.
For 2017 Razak joins UK based, title winning squad Fortec Motorsports for his maiden venture in to European single seater racing. He completes the #TeamFortec quartet of drivers Frank Bird (UK), Aleksey Korneev (RUSSIA) and recently announced Australian driver Alex Peroni, following his test in the 2.0-litre Formula Renault machine in Barcelona.
Najiy Ayyad Razak, driver, Fortec Motorsports Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 team
“I am very excited to be joining Fortec Motorsports for the 2017 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season. I raced the 2013 FR2.0 car in the Asian Formula Renault series last year and came third in the Championship, but I know this season will be challenging, especially learning totally new circuits. I feel confident that I have a great team behind me and would like to thank my family and supporters who have allowed and enabled me to race in Europe this year.”
Martin Young, Head of Formula Renault 2.0 Program, Fortec Motorsports
“We are very pleased to welcome Najiy; he knows the car, he finished third in Asian Formula Renault, but the European tracks will be new to him. Everything is ready to go! The cars are built, we have done a lot of preparation and simulator work, and we are looking forward to being back on the track. This season should be challenging, but we really want to return to the top and Najiy completes a great stable of drivers to achieve that.”
2017 shall be the 27th Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season organized by Renault Sport and the second time the championship has featured as the main category of the World Series by Renault. The series will visit ten circuits around the Europe, including the jewel in the Formula One crown, Monaco.