More end-of-the-year good news for Guillaume Moreau! Just a few days ago Guillaume confirmed his endurance programme, and he is happy to announce that he will do a second year in the 3.5 World Series Formula Renault with the KTR Team. Guillaume scored a victory this season and he will be aiming for the title in 2008.
Guillaume Moreau has opted for stability in his second year in the top category of the World Series by Renault. He knows that a new car is arriving in 2008, and reckons that being in a familiar environment is a real asset, which is why he's decided to stay with KTR. "We were in advanced negotiations with several teams but KTR was always my number 1 choice. I like the ambience that reigns in Kurt and Prosper Mollekens' squad, and I have a very close relationship with my engineer, Frank Coekaerts. I'm very happy that we've reached a new agreement."
This season the Moreau/KRT partnership resulted in a pole position (Budapest) and a victory (Mangy-Cours). In 2008, Guillaume is aiming much higher: "I've always been quick with KTR and we've never been far behind the front-runners, even if we just missed out on some good results. The team has taken into account the reasons for these missed opportunities. The staff has grown and everyone is striving for perfection. It's this burning desire to win that tipped the scales in their favour. It's clear that the 2008 season will be crucial for my career, as it's my second year in the formula and I have no choice but to go for the title. We're going to throw all our forces into the battle with this objective in mind."
The 2008 World Series Formula Renault 3.5 will start on a different technical basis with the arrival of a new car. "The new car's really great as it looks like an F1, and it's going to be very quick because its power's been increased to around 500 bhp. But the philosophy is very close to the 2007 model. I know that KTR's working methods will suit this car down to the ground. We'll have an advantage over our rivals: namely, we know each other very well and we won't need any time to adapt in the driver/engineer relationship. It's up to us to take full advantage of this in every practice session, and push the envelope further in terms of set-up to be a step ahead of our rivals."
The teams will get their hands on the new 3.5-litre Formula Renault mid-February. The first shakedown will take place on the Valencia circuit on 5th/6th March, just after the Le Mans Series tests on the Paul Ricard HTTT circuit on 2nd/3rd March.