Due to a fluctuating number of entries at some of the race weekends, the organizers of the Formula Renault Northern European Cup have released an amended calendar for the forthcoming 2018 season.
The alteration now means three of the six scheduled race weekends will be shared with the Formula Renault Eurocup series, giving the NEC field the opportunity to measure their talents and development curve against opposition competing on the next step of Renault Sport’s junior single-seater racing ladder.
This will come into effect at the Spa-Francorchamps, Nurburgring and Hungaroring events, with combined grids for all races. The NEC will retain standalone events at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, the legendary Pau Grand Prix and Hockenheimring.
Jurgen Evers – Series Manager, Formula Renault NEC
“These changes to our program were not taken lightly, but we think this makes the program more attractive for the teams and their drivers. We are welcoming some new teams to the NEC this year which is of course gratifying, and we believe the amended calendar represents a positive step for 2018.”
Tarik Ait Said – Sporting Manager Customer Racing, Renault Sport Racing
“The combining of the NEC with races of the Eurocup has proven successful last season and was also effective for the championship, we believe this will also have a positive effect on the NEC championship this year.”
Amended 2018 Formula Renault Northern European Cup Calendar
May 11-13 Pau (France)
June 29-30 Monza (Italy)
July 27-28 Spa (Belgium) *
September 1-2 Hungaroring (Hungary) *
September 14-15 Nürburgring (Germany) *
October 5-7 Hockenheim (Germany)
*) provisional (under acceptance ASN)