Will Palmer to make Eurocup debut at Silverstone

Briton Will Palmer will make his Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship debut with the ART Junior Team at Silverstone.

The current BRDC Formula 4 Championship leader will join regular drivers Ukyo Sasahara and Darius Oskoiu at the round at the British circuit.

“I’m delighted to be taking part in the Formula Renault Eurocup round at Silverstone,” said Palmer, who is the brother of 2014 GP2 Series champion Jolyon and the son of former F1 racer Jonathan Palmer.

“It’s an extremely competitive series in which many great drivers have appeared in the past, but I’m hopeful that with the experience of the ART Junior Team I can get up to speed quickly and challenge for some good results.”

In the BRDC F4 races held at Silverstone in 2015, Palmer won two of the three races, and finished fourth in the other race, with ART Junior Team boss Thibaut de Merindol welcoming the Briton to his team.

“We are very happy to have Will driving for the team at Silverstone and it is a great opportunity to work with him,” said de Merindol. “We follow all the F4 series across the world to identify good drivers, and Will is certainly one of them

“We are looking forward to seeing how he will do against our regular drivers and we are sure he will perform to a high level.”