Kelvin Snoeks has confirmed that he will continue to race in the FIA Formula Two Championship, and is targeting a top three position in his second year in the championship.
The Dutchman joined the series last year, and took a maiden podium finish on the streets of Marrakech. A broken accident sustained in a moped accident caused him to miss the Brand Hatch round, but made a quick return and scored five points finishes in the final six races of the season to end the season 13th overall in the standings.
Snoeks is pleased to be returning to F2 for 2011, and is setting his sights high. “It's great to be back for 2011,” he declared. “I like the championship and it's a really good fit for us. It works for my sponsors, the car is great and the equality of the series is a real positive. It's also a great atmosphere, so I'm really looking forward to it!
“I have good experience from last year, and I'm sure I can do a really good job in 2011. I don't think about other drivers or potential competition, but I'm definitely targeting the top three this year and I'm confident that's possible.
“I'm much more grown up this year than last, and I've been training incredibly hard over the winter – not just fitness, but also on simulators to improve my style and technique. We'll see where that puts me when it comes to testing and more importantly to the races, but I've never been so prepared for a season and I'm feeling very confident.”
Formula Two Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer explained why is delighted to see Snoeks back for a second season. “I'm really delighted Kelvin is returning to Formula Two this year. Not only does he have the talent to score many podium finishes, he's also one of the most popular characters around the Formula Two paddock. He has worked very hard to secure his sponsorship for 2011, and Formula Two provides his sponsors with clear benefits – including extensive TV, outstanding hospitality and a fantastic series website.
“He thrived in the equal environment of F2 in 2010, claiming a maiden podium at Marrakech and then returning just three weeks after breaking his ankle to score points in five of the last six races. I'm sure he will be even more determined and focussed in 2011, and a maiden race victory will certainly be the target!”