To further establish the ideal steps through the motorsport ladder, Arden have decided to add Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup to their roster of championship that they will compete in.
Recognized for its technical and sporting equality, its high level of competition and a calendar mainly made up of FIA Grade 1 circuits, the Formula Renault Eurocup confirms its status as an ideal support for junior driver development programmes.
With 23 races on the calendar, including Monaco as the curtain raiser for the F1 Grand Prix, the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup season has got off to an excellent start. At the same time, the field continues to strengthen and is nearly complete.
With 10 meetings on Europe’s finest circuits, including Pau and Monaco -there are 27 races on the 2017 calendar. Seven rounds will host two races, while the meetings at the Hungaroring, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will feature three races.
This move into the Formula Renault Eurocup Championship fills in the gap between the British F4 Championship and GP3 Series. This decision now allows for drivers to graduate through the most competitive ranks of junior single seater racing to prepare themselves further and showcase their abilities in one of the most competitive and cost effective championships in the world.
Julian Rouse "Embarking into FR2.0 gives us more opportunity to move drivers through the categories, it's a very attractive prospect from that point of view.A change in format that Renault is introducing for 2017 makes the championship all the more interesting and exciting."
Daniel Ticktum is the first driver to be confirmed to race for Arden’s Eurocup squad but is the third Red Bull-backed driver in the championship.It is the second time Red Bull have been involved in Ticktum’s career but it is the first time he will be a part of the actual Junior Team having been part of its athlete scheme in his time in MSA Formula, and the Briton is aiming to win the title at the first time of asking.
A further announcement will be made to confirm Ticktum's teammates once final negotiations are confirmed with interested drivers for the 2017 season.
The 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup season begins on the 22-23 May at Monza, Italy.