Callan O’Keeffe joins Fortec for dual 2015 FR2.0 campaigns


One of South Africa’s top motor sport prospects Callan O’Keeffe will continue to race in Formula Renault 2.0 in 2015 after signing for Fortec Motorsports.

The eighteen-year-old will compete in both the Eurocup and NEC championships in 2015 with the team, having seen his partnership with the Lotus Junior Team come to an end. He had raced for the ART Junior Team and KTR during 2014.

O’Keeffe thanked everybody for their support during the off season while his future was sorted out, and is delighted to be racing for a team with the prestige of Fortec in 2015.

“It was a difficult winter filled with uncertainty, but thanks to the help of a group of people in South Africa I’m back on the grid and thrilled to be joining a team as highly regarded as Fortec,” said O’Keeffe.

“More exciting news about my support team will be announced soon, including support from Francois Pienaar, Captain of the victorious South African Rugby World Cup Team in 1995, who is now involved in sports management!

“I think we have put together a team and driver package which will, I have no doubt, see us being competitive from the first round, giving myself the best chance of fighting at the front and making 2015 a season to remember!”

Fortec Team Manager Martin Young welcomed O’Keeffe to the team, and believes the South African has the potential to win races and championships.

“I’m really happy to have Callan in the team,” insisted Young. “I’ve known Callan for many years now and he has always been a driver that can win races and Championships when it matters.

“With Callan racing with Fortec in the Eurocup and NEC team he will only further strengthen the team; I am looking forward to the season ahead!”