The Comtec Racing team will be absent from the season finale of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series after Cameron Twynham was forced to withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances.
Twynham had competed in the previous three rounds of the series in Germany, Hungary and France, and was scheduled to complete this season this weekend at Jerez, but his withdrawal sees the team missing from the entry list for the third time in 2014, having skipped the races in Belgium and Russia when Nikolay Martsenko was forced to pull out when his backers withdrew their support.
“This new problem is exceptionally frustrating for us all,” said Team Manager Phil Blow. “Similarly to the setback we had earlier this season approaching the Spa weekend with Nikolay, we are pretty powerless to react to get a driver into the car, such is the lateness and unexpected nature of the news.”
The team ran two cars for Twynham and recently confirmed European Formula 3 Champion Esteban Ocon in Hungary and France, but with Ocon racing at Hockenheim this weekend, he was never going to be racing in Spain.
Speaking on his Facebook page, Twynham insisted the circumstances were out of his control, and he thanked Comtec for the opportunity of racing this season.
“Unfortunately I am not racing at Jerez this weekend,” said Twynham. “It is out of my control and a real shame but I am very grateful to Comtec for giving me the chance to compete in the 3 race weekends that I have done in the WSR 3.5 and I am really looking forward to doing a full season in the championship next year.”
The team will be at the post-Jerez test as they now focus on the 2015 season, although no one has been confirmed as driving as of yet.