WEC: Series announces 2010 schedule

The Formula Renault 2.0 WEC and the FFSA Super Series run together! The Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup that has included two events in Spain and one in Portugal since its creation in 2008, will be run mostly in the FFSA Super Series in...

The Formula Renault 2.0 WEC and the FFSA Super Series run together!

The Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup that has included two events in Spain and one in Portugal since its creation in 2008, will be run mostly in the FFSA Super Series in 2010 with six events in France and one in Spain.

The Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup was created in 2008 with the aim of extending the championship to Spain and Portugal. For next season, it will be held in the context of the FFSA Super Series, a major motor sporting competition in France, and the third most important national sporting circuit event after the Le Mans 24 Hours and the World Series by Renault.

However, Spain will still be integrated into the West European concept of this series with the inclusion of an event in the World Series by Renault meeting in either Barcelona or Motorland Aaragon. In France, three races will also be held very near the Spanish border.

Patrick Sinault, the promoter of the Renault Clio Cup Elf and the Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup explains: "After two years, we've seen that the main difficulty in drawing up a calendar is to find the right conditions on a regular basis to attract a good crowd to well-promoted events, which make an impact in the Franco-Iberian part of Europe. Our conclusion is that these conditions don't exist. By trying to create them with our championship alone, we've found that the Spanish and Portuguese meetings don't attract a big enough crowd, and are not given enough promotion with the exception of the World Series by Renault event, which attracted 90 000 spectators in 2009.

"By choosing the FFSA Super Series, the Formula Renault 2.0 WEC gives itself an excellent shop window, and the fact that three events will be held near the Spanish border -- Nogaro, Pau, and Albi or Ledenon - is a plus. This combination will also enable the teams to take advantage of the same well-honed organisation at each meeting. In terms of promotion, our championship, which will be the single-seater yardstick with the arrival of the new Formula Renault 2.0, will be the star event on the French circuits with the FFSA Grand Touring Car Championship. All the organisational details will be announced soon, but we can already say that the entry fee will be 18 000 euros everything included except tax. Collective tests will be held independently to provide the teams with a more flexible programme."

Combined spectator attendance expected in 2010: 280 000 spectators

Provisional 2010 Calendar (7 events - no dates clash with the WSR)

2nd-5th April: Nogaro -- FFSA Super Series
23rd-25th April: Dijon -- FFSA Super Series
21st-24th May: Pau: FFSA Super Series (Subject to the mayor's approval)
25th-27th June: Val de Vienne -- FFSA Super Series
3rd-5th September: Albi -- FFSA Super Series
15th-17th October: Magny-Cours -- FFSA Super Series

Date to be fixed: Barcelona or Motorland Aragon --World Series by Renault

Option: 29th -31st October: Ledenon -- FFSA Super Series

-credit: wec

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