I.S.R. Racing is proud to announce the agreement with Nathanael Berthon for the 2011 World Series by Renault Season, as the French youngster will be pairing Australian Daniel Ricciardo. The deal with Berthon became necessary after the forfeit - due to health reasons - of 2010 Formula 2 Champion Dean Stoneman. All the team would like to take this opportunity to wish him a prompt and complete recovery.
Born on July 1, 1989 in Beaumont, Berthon is in his second season in the World Series by Renault 3.5, where he already obtained great results including one win and four podium finishes. In 2008 and 2009, he made his way up through the Eurocup F.Renault 2.0 ranks.
Igor Salaquarda, the Czech team's owner: " I would firstly like to express our support to Dean Stoneman, hoping to welcome him back with us soon. After his forfeit, we spoke with Nathanael, already well known as he was one of our rivals in 2010. During his first season he displayed great talent, ended as one of the best rookies in the championship. We are really happy to have agreed terms with him and to count on his speed and talent for 2011. Thanks to Ricciardo and Berthon we will have an incredibly talented line-up with us. Both of them surely having a bright future in motorsports."
Nathanael Berthon: "I want to wish good luck to Stoneman too, and I hope to have him back as a rival as soon as possible. When I saw the opportunity to join I.S.R. Racing I had no doubt that this was the best choice for my career. Thanks to the interest showed by Mr. Salaquarda, we immediately found an agreement, which I consider extremely positive. I will be at my second season in the World Series by Renault 3.5, therefore I can't wait to be on-track and get back all the experience done in 2010."