Defourny joins up with Strakka Racing for 2015 NEC campaign

Belgian Max Defourny has become Strakka Racing’s second confirmed driver for the 2015 season of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Series.

The sixteen-year-old joins Irishman Charlie Eastwood in the team, and will also compete in three Eurocup races with the team as a wild card racer.

Defourny had a strong test with the team at Le Mans last week, ending up as the fastest rookie driver over the two-day test, and also placed inside the top five on the opening day of the second test at Motorland Aragon. He will test again with the team at Hockenheim, Spa-Francorchamps and Assen ahead of his race debut at Monza over the weekend of 11/12 April.

“Strakka Racing demonstrated it has quickly got to grips with its new 2.0 cars,” said Defourny on the announcement of his drive.

“We worked really well at the Eurocup tests and I really felt at home with the team. We topped the times and were competitive in both the wet and dry. It looks good for the season ahead.”

Strakka Racing’s Formula Renault 2.0 Team Manager Barclay Danaher welcomed Defourny to the team, and believes the Belgian teenager is full of talent and possesses all the attributes required to be part of the team.

“Max is a super driver, full of natural talent and he is very dedicated to getting the job done,” said Danaher.

“He fits the profile perfectly of a Strakka driver and we are looking forward to race with him, supporting his rapid career progression.”