Carlos Sainz Junior and Oliver Rowland have become the latest drivers to add their names to the 2010 Michelin Formula Renault UK Winter Series ahead of the opening rounds at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit on November 6th.
Sixteen-year-old Spaniard Sainz, son of former World Rally Champion Carlos, will race with Eurocup team Koiranen Bros Motorsport having already impressed behind the wheel of the single-seater machine during this year’s World Series by Renault.
Meanwhile 18-year-old Rowland (Sheffield) joins Andrew Kirkaldy’sCRS Racing team partnering Robert Foster-Jones (Southend on Sea). Rowland is also one of two drivers competing in the series that are backed by the Racing Steps Foundation along with fellow newcomer Dan Wells. Salisbury racer Wells, 19, will contest the six-race mini-series with Fortec Motorsport with the two drivers each vying to be backed by the RSF for a full campaign of the 2011 Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship.
Further entries have also been received from Russian Daniil Kyvat, 16, who completes a four-car charge for Koiranen Bros Motorsport together with Sainz, Antti Rammo (EST) and John Bayner-Meisner (SWE).
Up and coming racer Luke Wright (Shaftesbury), 18, also adds his name to the entry list making the step up from the Protyre BARC championship to compete in the UK class with Mark Godwin’s new outfit MGR Motorsport.
Hillspeed have also announced one of their two signings with 17-year-old Glaswegian David Wagner leading the charge for Richard Ollerenshaw’s Derbyshire-based squad.
Commenting on the announcement Championship Promoter Simon North said: “The standard of entries to date has been extremely high with some very talented youngsters looking to make their mark ahead of the 2011 season. We’re still expecting further entries over the coming days but it’s already shaping up to be a very competitive series.”
2010 Michelin Formula Renault UK Winter Series – Entry list (to date):
Ollie Millroy GBR Manor Competition
Alice Powell GBR Manor Competition
Jordan King GBR Manor Competition
Josh Hill GBR Manor Competition
Carlos Sainz Jnr SPA Koiranen Bros Motorsport
Antti Rammo EST Koiranen Bros Motorsport
John Bryant-Meisner SWE Koiranen Bros Motorsport
Daniil Kvyat RUS Koiranen Bros Motorsport
Mitchell Gilbert AUS Fortec Motorsport
Alex Lynn GBR Fortec Motorsport
Dan Wells GBR Fortec Motorsport
Robert Foster-Jones GBR CRS Racing
Oliver Rowland GBR CRS Racing
Luke Wright GBR MGR Motorsport
Mackenzie Taylor GBR SWB Motorsport (BARC)
David Wagner GBR Hillspeed (BARC)