Eighteen-year-old British prospect Alex Gill will return to the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC) for a second season in 2016 and will lead the Mark Burdett Motorsport team.
The teenager moves across from Fortec Motorsports where he claimed one podium finish at the Red Bull Ring on his way to eighth place in the championship, with the Womersley-born Gill looking to progress further in his sophomore season.
“I’m really pleased to be joining Mark’s team this year, he runs a great operation and always puts out a good car – the couple of tests I did over the winter proved that,” said Gill. “I feel like everything is in place for a strong season for all of us.”
Team Principal Mark Burdett has welcomed Gill to the team, and believes he will be able to propel the team to new levels in 2016 in what will be a multi-car effort in the championship.
“We’ve watched Alex’s fantastic progress since karting and he’s exactly the sort of driver we wanted this year,” said Burdett. “He’s a great young talent, very fast and committed and obviously has good experience to call on from last season in NEC.
“I personally rate Alex very highly, he’s one of Britain’s best young racers and we’re all delighted to be working with him this season. He’s only done a couple of tests with us up to now, but he fitted in straight away and really impressed everyone. It’s great for the team to have a driver of his quality leading our challenge in such a competitive championship.”