World Series/Formula Renault V6 to merge in 2005

Renault Sport Technologies and RPM to Merge their European Championships in 2005 Renault Sport Technologies and RPM, organizer of the World Series by Nissan, have decided to merge their respective European championships, starting in 2005, to...

Renault Sport Technologies and RPM to Merge their European Championships in 2005

Renault Sport Technologies and RPM, organizer of the World Series by Nissan, have decided to merge their respective European championships, starting in 2005, to make way for two disciplines: the Eurocup Formula Renault 2000 and the World Series by Renault (New Formula Renault V6).

This decision comes as a result of the abundance of race series currently competing in the high-performance single seater market and the financial difficulties sometimes encountered by the teams.

Nissan, current sponsor and engine supplier of the World Series stated on this change that Nissan is proud of having supported this successful series for the past years. Nissan's future efforts in motorsport will focus on production models such as Rally Raid.

As far as the single seater's future is concerned, the World Series Light (250bhp) will be phased out to make way for the Formula Renault 2000 (196bhp), of which nearly 500 units have already been sold throughout the world. The World Series (450bhp) and Formula Renault V6 (370bhp) will be replaced by a new and redesigned race car producing 420bhp, and based on the current Dallara chassis. As far as the engine is concerned, the New FRV6 will use a new version of that of the WSN, with similar characteristics.

However, the end of the Eurocup Formula Renault V6 in 2005 does not spell the end of the road for the car. Far from it. Development will continue, particularly ahead of the North American Formula Renault V6 championship, which itself is scheduled to begin in 2005.

The format of the new 2005 European championship will be unveiled before this summer, in order to offer the teams the best possible conditions in which to prepare for the forthcoming season.

-renault/rpm-

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