NEC

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

DateCircuitCountry
23rd-24th AprilMonzaItaly
14th-15th MaySilverstoneUK
18th-19th JuneHungaroringHungary
29th-30th JulySpa-FrancorchampsBelgium
6th-7th AugustAssenHolland
18th-19th SeptemberNurburgringGermany
1st - 2ndOctoberHockenheimGermany

Driver Standings

#NameTeamPoints
1Lando NorrisJosef Kaufman Racing326
2Max DefournyR-ace GP285
3Dorian BoccalacciTech 1 Racing226
4Jehan DaruvalaJosef Kaufman Racing223
5Sacha FenestrazTech 1 Racing207
6Robert ShwartzmanJosef Kaufman Racing206
7James AllenJD Motorsport177
8Alex GillMark Burdett Motorsport176
9Hugo De SadeleerTech 1 Racing162
10Bartlomiej MireckiBM Racing137

Team Standings

#TeamPoints
1Josef Kaufmann Racing398
2R-ace – GP313
3Tech 1 Racing294
4Fortec Motorsports228
5JD Motorsport194
6Mark Burdett Motorsport181

Series Info

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 Specs

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