21/11/2018

Renault Sport news in brief… (1)

A round-up of Renault Sport news both home and abroad that has caught our eye during the last month...
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Alonso enters new Formula Renault Eurocup

Renault’s double Formula 1 World Champion from 2005 and 2006, Fernando Alonso, has entered a team into the new-look Formula Renault Eurocup for 2019.

As documented in our October newsletter, the celebrated single-seater category will introduce a new specification of car next year.

Alonso’s team FA Racing by DriveX has contested other junior formulae but he said the new Formula Renault “is the logical step in our development”.

He added: “The arrival of the new car was the opportunity to start on the same level as all the teams and we are now eager to be on the starting grid to show what we are made of! On a more personal note, it is a great pleasure to continue my history with Renault.”

Ten teams have been accepted onto 2019’s Eurocup grid. They also include British team Arden Motorsport.

 

Keep abreast with New Mégane R.S. 300 Trophy

The Renaultsport.co.uk website now has a page dedicated to the Trophy version of the company’s latest Mégane R.S. model.

With 300hp on tap, the Trophy version will become the most powerful legal R.S. model made for the road.

CLICK HERE to visit the page which highlights available colours, engine and suspension technologies, wheel and tyre specifications, plus additional interior and exterior styling.

 

Sara close to maiden podium

Wales’s Sara Williams went into the final round of this year’s French based Clio R3T Trophy (Rally du Var, 25 Nov) off the back of her best result to date in the championship.

The Brecon driver finished fourth in the category (just 24 seconds off a podium place with co-driver Patrick Walsh) and 16th overall in the highly competitive event.

 

New Renault Sport Racing President appointed

Thierry Koskas has been named as Renault Sport Racing’s new President. He will take up his position on 1 January 2019, replacing Jérôme Stroll while working alongside RSR’s Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul.

Thierry has undertaken a number of senior roles within Renault since he joined the group in 1997 including serving as General Manager of Renault London City Branch in 1998!

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