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March 12, 2018

2017 CIK-FIA European OK Champion Taoufik graduates to Eurocup with Arden

CIK-FIA European OK Champion Sami Taoufik will step up to race in Eurocup Formula Renault this year with Arden Motorsport.

In 2017 Moroccan Taoufik, 15, who was is in his first season in senior karting, had the most consistent campaign over the five-round championship, finishing in the top five in four finals to win the title.

The 15-year-old made his single-seater debut last month in the Formula 4 UAE round at Dubai Autodrome, claiming 2nd and 4th place finishes.

Taoufik joins Oscar Piastri and Alex Vartanyan, both already confirmed with Arden, for the coming season.

Ben Salter - Arden FR2.0 Team Manager “With the announcement of Sami, I’m pleased to confirm our 3-car line up for our second year in Eurocup. 
Sami made a strong impression during his winter test programme, especially considering the fact that he had never driven a Eurocup car before car before. Sami definitely has a lot of talent, which is the most important thing, and with the support of Arden he will be able to showcase his talents on the Eurocup scene this year.”
Sami Taoufik “I’m very excited to race this season with a spectacular team and strong team mates. After the winter
test programme, I feel very comfortable in the car and ready to start preseason testing on the front foot”.

The first Formula Renault Eurocup test gets underway at Hockenheim on the 14th and 15th March.

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