2016 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS championship cancelled

The 2016 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS season has been cancelled by its promoters Fast Lane Promotion, although the Italian company are hoping to re-launch the championship when ‘more favourable’ conditions prevail.

The championship has been in action for fifteen years but will take a sabbatical for at least 2016, with Jack Aitken having taken the title last season, but the series had looked in doubt when front running outfit Koiranen GP, who took Aitken to the crown, withdrew to concentrate on its GP3 Series and Formula 4 programmes.

Koiranen fielded five of the regular 14 entries throughout the 2015 season, and without their presence, the field has been weakened, and this means Formula Renault 2.0 competitors will only have the Eurocup and Northern European Cup championships to compete in.

Past champions of ALPS include current Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat as well as DTM Series racer Nico Muller.