Strakka Racing signs Max Defourny for 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
16 year old Belgian joins Strakka for Formula Renault 2.0 NEC assault
2015 will see Max Defourny step up to a full championship season of FR2.0 NEC with Strakka Racing. Demonstrating Defourny has quickly got to grips with the FR.20 car, the multiple karting champion was fastest on day one of the Eurocup test with the Silverstone team at Le Mans last week, winding up as fastest rookie over the two days. In addition to competing alongside Charlie Eastwood in the NEC championship with Strakka, Defourny will also take in three wildcard rounds in the Eurocup category.
“Strakka Racing demonstrated it has quickly got to grips with its new 2.0 cars,” says Max Defourny. “We worked really well at the Eurocup tests and I really felt at home with the team. We topped the times and were competitive in both the wet and dry. It looks good for the season ahead.”
The 16 year old, stepping in from Formula Renault 1.6 has a comprehensive test schedule with sessions at Aragon, Hockenheim, Spa and Assen ahead of the opening round at Monza on 11-12th April. “Max is a super driver, full of natural talent and he is very dedicated to getting the job done,” says Strakka’s Formula Renault 2.0 team manager Barclay Danaher. “He fits the profile perfectly of a Strakka driver and we are looking forward to race with him, supporting his rapid career progression.”
The FR2.0 NEC calendar consists of seven weekends, all with free practice, qualifying and two or three races.
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About Strakka Racing
From early domestic campaigns with BMWs and Aston Martins, Strakka Racing has evolved to become one of the most respected and successful privateer teams in the World Endurance Championship. In 2010 the Silverstone-based team achieved a class win, five circuit records and fifth overall in the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours. In 2013, it secured a second Le Mans win in the LMP1 Privateers’ class. Ever developing, in 2013 Strakka Racing entered the Formula Renault 3.5 World Series single-seater championship, regarded as one of the best training grounds for F1. In 2014 Strakka Racing joined forces with esteemed Japanese chassis manufacturer DOME to develop, market and race the Strakka DOME S103 chassis. 2014 also saw Strakka Racing create a Formula Renault 2.0 team and the Zanardi Strakka Kart racing team, the latter winning both prestigious FIA KF and KZ titles in 2014. This line up enables racing drivers to develop and refine their skills with Strakka Racing at each step of their career with an infrastructure that goes beyond any typical racing team.