NEC 2.0: Zandvoort preview

NEC Formula Renault 2.0 ready for season two Next weekend (May 25-28), the Northern European Cup Formula Renault 2.0 finally is back in action after a long winter break. Drivers from ten different countries, representing 14 teams, will be on...

NEC Formula Renault 2.0 ready for season two

Next weekend (May 25-28), the Northern European Cup Formula Renault 2.0 finally is back in action after a long winter break. Drivers from ten different countries, representing 14 teams, will be on the grid for the season-opening double-header weekend at Circuit Park Zandvoort. The traditional circuit in the Dutch seaside resort will be hosting the first of this season's eight racing weekends, during which the NEC Formula Renault 2.0 will be racing in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

Last year, the NEC Formula Renault 2.0 was created as a new international cup (combining the former Dutch and Germany series) for the popular Formula Renault 2.0 single seaters and was hailed as an instant success by drivers, teams, media and motorsport fans alike. Close racing and attractive competition on the track combined with a professional display by the teams in the paddock all contributed to the positive image of the series. "We had a lot of requests from teams and drivers to race in the NEC Formula Renault 2.0 this year", says series' organiser, Mick de Haas. "That clearly reflects the popularity of Formula Renault 2.0 and also the strong position of our series' in the international motorsport landscape."

The philosophy of the NEC Formula Renault 2.0 is based on good value for money and exciting competition in an environment where young up-and-coming drivers can hone their skills for their future motorsport career. With two qualifying sessions of 20 minutes and two races of 25 minutes each during every racing weekend and, depending on the weekend schedule, one to two hours of free practice on Friday, drivers get a lot of track mileage.

The season opening weekend at Zandvoort will also have two races, in which the local teams from The Netherlands, MP Motorsport, Van Amersfoort Racing and AR Motorsport, are expected to shine in particular in front of their home crowd. Some of their drivers are graduates from national series in The Netherlands and intend to make maximum use of their local knowledge.

Further information about the NEC Formula Renault 2.0 can be found on the series' official website, www.necup.com

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Series Formula Renault
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