23 Feb Petru Florescu stays with Fortec Motorsport in the Euroformula Open
Florescu will compete in the series for a second full season having completed a deal with Fortec
Young Romanian driver Petru Florescu (January 4, 1999 in Ramnicu Valcea) will continue to compete in the 2018 Euroformula Open championship with Fortec Motorsport. After a strong international karting career which ended in a dramatic incident in 2014 when Florescu was close to losing both his legs, the Romanian talent spent two seasons in British F4, where he fought for the title in 2016. Last season Petru competed for two different teams in the Euroformula Open championship and is now happy to announce the continuation of his partnership with Fortec Motorsport.
With a strong showing in the Barcelona pre-season event, Florescu and Fortec Motorsport have made their intentions clear for the upcoming season. “I want to win. Last year has been a bit of a rollercoaster for me but we’ve drawn a line and have started fresh. I am very proud of the work we’ve done over winter to get the car and myself ready for the season. Fortec Motorsport have a wealth of experience and they are a great team of people. I am immensely proud to be part of it all and I’ll try my best to show everyone that last season was nothing but a glitch. Now I feel we are truly ready to attack the top spot!” said Florescu.
Jamie Dye, Fortec Motorsport Managing Director said: “The Fortec Motorsport Euroformula Open team is very excited to have Petru Florescu return for 2018. Petru came to Fortec late last season and within a short time started working well with the team. During winter testing Petru has contributed a huge amount in leading the development of the car and with this the team believes that the championship title fight will be possible”.