Nick Yelloly (Photo Credit: Drew Gibson /GP3 Series Media Service)

Nick Yelloly (Photo Credit: Drew Gibson /GP3 Series Media Service)

Nick Yelloly will race in Formula Renault 3.5 with Comtec for a full season in 2012.

The 21 year old Briton competed in the final three rounds of the series for Pons Racing alongside a full GP3 programme in 2011, qualifying an excellent sixth on his debut at Silverstone before finishing second in the season finale in Barcelona.

Paired alongside fellow countryman Oliver Webb, Yelloly scored 36 points in just six races and finished 14th in the overall standings.

Comtec team manager John Barnett said his end of season flourish made him an attractive proposition for the team.

“Nick burst onto the World Series scene last season and immediately made an impact; surprising and impressing everyone with his pace,” Barnett told Autosport.

“Since then, it was our aim to secure Nick as part of the team for 2012.

“During winter testing he immediately gelled with his engineer, Paul Heath, and we all appreciated his professional and controlled approach to testing.

I believe that together we can develop Comtec’s new World Series 3.5 car into a championship winning package.”

Comtec finished bottom in last year’s teams’ championship with just two points, however Yelloly remains optimistic ahead of the new campaign as he looks to excel in the series once more.

He said: “There are a number of excellent drivers in this year’s 3.5 championship, but when competing in the last three rounds last year there were also some highly regarded prospects, as there is every year in the championship, so that’s no real worry to me.

“I recently visited Comtec’s facility to have a look around and after my initial visit, I’m very confident in what they have set in place for the 2012 season and the development work that has already been completed at this stage.”