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The Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup is a seven-round cross-channel event, which visits some of Europe’s most revered racetracks. Taking place over seven weekends, the Championship visits top circuits such as the Hockenheimring, the Nurburgring, and the illustrious Spa– Francorchamps and boasts grids of over 20 cars. In 2012 saw Fortec’s first season competing in the NEC, which they won. Since then repeating the domination, winning with Matt Parry and Ben Barnicoat.

Event Calendar

2016 NEC Event Calendar

Date Circuit Country
23rd-24th April Monza Italy
14th-15th May Silverstone UK
18th-19th June Hungaroring, Hungary
29th-30th July Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
6th-7th August Assen Holland
18th-19th September Nurburgring Germany
1st-2nd Ocotber Hockenheim Germany

Driver Standings

2016 NEC Driver Standings

No. Name Team Points
1  Lando Norris  Josef Kaufman Racing  326
2  Max Defourny  R-ace GP  285
3  Dorian Boccalacci  Tech 1 Racing  226
4  Jehan Daruvala  Josef Kaufman Racing  223
5  Sacha Fenestraz  Tech 1 Racing  207
6  Robert Shwartzman  Josef Kaufman Racing  206
7  James Allen  JD Motorsport  177
8  Alex Gill  Mark Burdett Motorsport  176
9  Hugo De Sadeleer  Tech 1 Racing  162
10  Bartlomiej Mirecki  BM Racing  137

Team Standings

2016 NEC Team Standings

Team Points
Josef Kaufmann Racing  398
R-ace – GP  313
Tech 1 Racing  294
Fortec Motorsports  228
JD Motorsport  194
Mark Burdett Motorsport  181

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, , and on with both English and German commentary. Three-minute highlights are added after the races.

Tech Specs


Type: Honeycomb and carbon fibre monocoque
Bodywork: Carbon-fibre
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