Patrick Pilet with Tech 1 in Donington

Patrick Pilet will drive Tech 1 Racing's second Formula Renault 3.5 car at Donington Park this weekend. Patrick comes from Gers in Gascony : together with the Toulouse-based Tech 1 Racing team, it promises to be a real southern French assault on the other side of the channel!

Having run Marco Bonanomi alongside Ryo Fukuda at Spa-Francorchamps and the Nurburgring, Simon Abadie has put together a deal with Patrick Pilet for the British round of the World Series by Renault.

The team and driver got to know each other at a test session organised last weekend at Magny-Cours. Simon concluded : "Everything went well, and I'm confident that we can rely on Patrick to do a good job for us this weekend."

Tech 1 Racing's objective is now to score at least one podium finish before the end of the season.

In the Eurocup Megane Trophy, Matthieu Lahaye and Bruce Lorgere-Roux will be joined by Jonathan Hirschi, who takes the place of his father Pierre. Jonathan currently leads the Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 litre championship, and his first taste of the Megane was extremely positive.

-credit: tech 1