Korneev makes Fortec switch for 2017 campaign

Aleksey Korneev will race for Fortec Motorsports in 2017 - Credit: Jean Michel Le Meur / DPPI

Russian teenager Aleksey Korneev will continue in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship in 2017 after agreeing a switch to Fortec Motorsports.

The eighteen-year-old Moscow-born driver raced for JD Motorsport in 2016 and took a best result of eighth at Motorland Aragon, a result he later matched at the Red Bull Ring, and becomes the first driver to be confirmed at Fortec for the forthcoming season that begins in April at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

Korneev continues with his backing from SMP Racing into 2017, and is looking for a strong campaign in order to continue his career beyond this year.

“I’m happy to join Fortec Motorsports as a driver in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 next season,” said Korneev. “I will do my best to represent SMP Racing in this championship on a top level; I feel a lot more confident now and I hope that with Fortec we can achieve all our goals in 2017.”

Martin Young, the Head of the Formula Renault 2.0 Program at Fortec Motorsports, is hopeful that Korneev can have a strong season in 2017 after a positive run during winter testing.

“Fortec Motorsports is extremely pleased to welcome Alexey and we are looking forward to a strong and competitive 2017 season following a good winter testing program,” said Young.