Provisional 2016 Formula Renault 3.5 calendar unveiled

by Paul Hensby

A provisional calendar has been released in Jerez for the 2016 RPM-run Formula Renault 3.5 Series, with six of the nine venues on the 2015 schedule remaining on the calendar.

Monaco, the Nurburgring and the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans have all lost their place, with races at Paul Ricard, Monza and the Circuit de Catalunya all being added to the schedule in their place.

The season looks set to start with a trip to Motorland Aragon on April 16-17 2016 in support to the European Le Mans Series, with a supporting role to the World Touring Car Championship at the Hungaroring then following a week later.

The series then makes a trip to Spa-Francorchamps in May 21-22 in the first of their five supporting rounds of the GT Open, with races later in the season at Silverstone, the Red Bull Ring, Monza and Barcelona also supporting the same championship.

Only round four of the championship at Paul Ricard, which supports the Blancpain Endurance Series, and the finale in Jerez, which runs in conjunction with EuroFormula Open, do not run with the GT Open championship.

Provisional 2016 Calendar

April 16-17Aragon, SpainRS01/European Le Mans Series
April 23-24Hungaroring, HungaryWorld Touring Car Championship
May 21-22Spa Francorchamps, BelgiumGT Open
June 25-26Paul Ricard, FranceBlancpain Endurance
July 23-24Silverstone, Great BritainGT Open
September 10-11Red Bull Ring, AustriaGT Open
October 01-02Monza, ItalyGT Open
October 29-30Barcelona, SpainGT Open
November 05-06Jerez, SpainEuroFormula Open

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