2014 Formula Renault 1.6 NEC champion Anton De Pasquale has become the second driver to be confirmed by leading Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series outfit Koiranen GP for the 2015 season.
The 19-year-old, who also won the 2013 Australian Formula Ford championship, joins Jake Hughes, who was confirmed earlier this week by the team.
“Joining Koiranen GP for Eurocup is such a great opportunity for me,” said De Pasquale. “We had a strategy to get the best seat in the competition for both my development and future success, and Koiranen GP just felt right from the very first test.
“I love the winning environment and the professional way in which the team operates – I know how tough this category is and the team is already into understanding and focusing on my development to become a winner.”
Koiranen GP CEO Afa Heikkinen was happy to bring De Pasquale into the team for the 2015 season, and believes it is a logical step for the Australian to move up to the Eurocup series.
“Anton had a very strong first international season, and winning the Formula Renault NEC 1.6 title shows his remarkable skills,” said Heikkinen. “Therefore, it is a logical step for him to drive next year in a Formula Renault 2.0 and we are delighted to welcome him in our Eurocup team.
“We are sure he will be a good challenger straight from his first year and we will give him all the necessary tools to fight in this very high-profile championship.”