7) Shinya Michimi
Shinya Michimi had a bit part to play in 2014, but drove exceptionally well when Euronova Racing needed him too, culminating in a fine maiden win in the season finale at Estoril.
The Japanese rider only competed in three events, debuting in Monza where he almost scored points before a mechanical issue stopped him out on track, but he came back in race two to take sixth.
He would return to the series in Austria where his aim was to finish on the podium. Unfortunately he missed out on that after stalling his car on the grid in race two, ultimately finishing fourth.
His final outing, as the sole Euronova Racing driver at Estoril was the highlight of his season. He finished sixth in the opening race of the weekend but took advantage of his third place grid slot for race two to take the lead and the victory.
Should Michimi return in 2015, he should be able to take great comfort from his efforts in 2014, with the victory well deserved in Portugal. His stock rose considerably in his three race weekends, and should be in with a genuine chance of multiple race wins next year.