Vaidyanathan back with Carlin for second EuroFormula Open season


Ameya Vaidyanathan returns to Carlin in 2017 - Credit: FOTOSPEEDY

Ameya Vaidyanathan will continue with Carlin for a second season of EuroFormula Open, where he will link up with Devlin DeFrancesco.

Vaidyanathan was part of a three-car attack on the championship in 2016, Carlin’s first in EuroFormula Open, alongside Colton Herta and Keyvan Andres Soori, and although they have moved on to pastures new, the Indian racer stays with the team looking to build on his five points scoring finishes.

“I’m looking forward to being back with Carlin for the 2017 season and racing in the EuroFormula Open Championship again,” admitted Vaidyanathan. “It’s a really great platform with fantastic tracks throughout the year so I can’t wait to be back out there.

“Last year was a bit of a learning season for me to get to grips with the car and we had some strong results as the season came to a close. Pre-season testing last week went well and we know that we have the speed in the car so I’m looking forward to the next test at Paul Ricard where we can build on everything we’ve been doing up until now.”

Team boss Trevor Carlin believes Vaidyanathan will learn from his 2016 performances and his racing in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand and become a regular finisher near the front of the field in 2017.

“It’s fantastic to have Ameya back with us for a second season, he showed us real commitment and strong results last season; we know that he can take everything he’s learnt and continue with his great form to become a consistent protagonist over the course of the upcoming year,” said Carlin.

“He’s already been racing in New Zealand this year and making sure that he keeps sharp which has definitely shown with his great pre-season form in Barcelona – where he was no doubt one to watch. We’re looking forward to continuing our relationship, enjoying strong races and seeing fantastic results from Ameya this season.”