An impressive 25 cars will line-up on the start grid at Snetterton circuit this weekend for the opening rounds of the 2010 Michelin Formula Renault UK Winter Cup.
The first two rounds of the six-race mini-series get underway at the 1.952-mile Norfolk track on Saturday, 6th November with the remaining four rounds taking place at Pembrey circuit the following weekend (13th/14th November).
The full entry list (below) boasts a host of up and coming young drivers, including nine international drivers from eight different countries, all hoping to make their mark in the one-make single-seater series. Of the 25 drivers, six will be competing in Protyre BARC Series cars with the others taking to the wheel of the UK spec machine.
Recent editions to the line-up include two entries from Formula Renault UK front-runners Atech GP with Matt Bell (Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire), aged 20, and 18-year-old New Zealander Richie Stanaway.
Two newcomers also come from Mark Burdett Motorsport with Protyre BARC Vice Champion Mitchell Hale (Bristol) and Jack Hawksworth (Bradford), while Finnish driver Joni Wiman completes a four-car UK class line-up for Fortec Motorsport.
Richard Dutton’s team also add their name to the BARC category with Josh Webster (Suffolk) and Russian Roman Beregech while Hillspeed’s second signing has been named as Howard Fuller (Kingston upon Thames). The final of six BARC entries comes from CRS Racing with 17-year-old Croatian Evelin Frank who makes her Formula Renault debut this weekend.
Commenting on the newsChampionship Promoter Simon North said: “We’ve had a fantastic response to the series and as such this year’s grid is one of the largest on record, with even more drivers expected to join the series at Pembrey. The quality of drivers is also very high and we’re looking forward to some very close racing at Snetterton this weekend.”
2010 Michelin Formula Renault UK & BARC Winter Cup entry list:
# 1 Ollie Millroy GBR Manor Competition
# 2 Mackenzie Taylor GBR SWB Motorsport (BARC)
# 4 Matt Bell GBR Atech GP
# 5 Richie Stanaway NZL Atech GP
# 6 Mitchell Gilbert AUS Fortec Motorsport
# 7 Evelin Frank CRO CRS Racing (BARC)
# 15 Alice Powell GBR Manor Competition
# 16 Dan Wells GBR Fortec Motorsport
# 19 Josh Hill GBR Manor Competition
# 20 Mitchell Hale GBR Mark Burdett Motorsport
# 21 Jack Hawksworth GBR Mark Burdett Motorsport
# 22 Howard Fuller GBR Hillspeed (BARC)
# 26 Carlos Sainz Jnr SPA Koiranen Bros Motorsport
# 27 Antti Rammo EST Koiranen Bros Motorsport
# 28 John Bryant-Meisner SWE Koiranen Bros Motorsport
# 29 Daniil Kvyat RUS Koiranen Bros Motorsport
# 36 Alex Lynn GBR Fortec Motorsport
# 41 Luke Wright GBR MGR Motorsport
# 42 Jordan King GBR Manor Competition
# 43 David Wagner GBR Hillspeed (BARC)
# 44 Oliver Rowland GBR CRS Racing
# 46 Roman Beregech RUS Fortec Motorsport (BARC)
# 55 Robert Foster-Jones GBR CRS Racing
# 56 Josh Webster GBR Fortec Motorsport (BARC)
# 66 Joni Wiman FIN Fortec Motorsport