British Racers Earn Prize Renault Tests


British drivers Matt Parry, Jack Aitken, Jordan King and Chris Middlehurst are amongst a host of rising single-seater talents who have been awarded prize Renault Sport tests for their achievements in 2013.

Formula Renault 2.0 NEC top two Parry and Aitken, and British F3 champion King, will get a taste of Formula Renault 3.5 machinery at Motorland Aragon on November 20.

They could be joined by fellow Brits Oliver Rowland and Jake Dennis, if they finish in the top three of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 after the final rounds at Catalunya this weekend, and Alex Lynn, if he does the same after the FIA European F3 finale at Hockenheim this weekend.

Protyre Formula Renault champion Middlehurst meanwhile will get behind the wheel of a Formula Renault 2.0 at Catalunya on this coming Monday (October 21).

The tests are part of a continued driver development programme from Renault Sport Technologies, with a total of 25 drivers set to benefit from the end-of-season runs.

Thirteen drivers will get half a day of testing in the Formula Renault 3.5, the top three in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, the top two in both the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS and NEC, the top three in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship and the champions of British F3, European F3 Open and ATS Formel 3 Cup.

The lucky dozen driving the Formula Renault 2.0 model meanwhile will be the top two in both the Formula Renault 1.6 NEC Junior and Formula Renault 1.6 Sweden, the five front-runners in the French F4 Championship, the Protyre Formula Renault champion and two drivers from karting.

“These tests have become something of a tradition,” said Renault Sport Technologies’ Motorsport Coordinator Benoit Dupont. “They reflect the reality of the driver development programme we are nurturing through the national championships and the World Series by Renault.”