Austrian driver Christopher Hoher has signed a deal to race in the remainder of the 2014 EuroFormula Open series with the Italian BVM team.
He will begin his campaign driving a Dallara F312 at the Hungaroring at the beginning of July, and will race at the double headers at Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza and the Circuit de Catalunya.
The Hungarian event will be seventeen-year-old Hoher’s second race in the series, having competed in the season finale of the 2013 season for Team West-Tec F3 when the series was called the European F3 Open. In the two races he had a best finish of twenty-first so will be hoping for a vastly improved performance this time around. The Austrian tested for West-Tec ahead of the 2014 season but did not get a drive for them.
Hungary will also mark BVM’s return to the series, having missed the previous three events at the Nurburgring, Portimao and Jerez. They participated in the 2013 season fielding Italians Mario Marasca and Vicky Piria.
Hoher also tested a GP3 Series car for Jenzer Motorsport in pre-season testing at the Jerez track in Spain before the team decided to hire Swiss teenager Matheo Tuscher instead of Hoher.