Former Lotus junior Boccolacci joins Renault's Eurocup series

Tech 1 Racing has landed a high-profile signing for its Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2016 line-up, with F3 graduate Dorian Boccolacci joining the team.

Boccolacci, 17, was a very highly-rated karting driver earlier in his career, joining Lotus F1 Team's junior programme back in 2013 and stepping up to car racing the year after.

He was runner-up to Lasse Sorensen in French F4 in 2014 and raced alongside Alex Albon at Signature last year, finishing 19th overall and 10th in the rookie championship.

"I didn’t think that doing another season in Formula 3 without being in a top team was a good idea," Boccolacci said.

"Going to Formula Renault 2.0 means that I can restart on the right base and use my experience to reach the car’s limits in the corners. To help me continue my career after that I have only one aim: the title.

"I have to win and build up a set of results to prove that I’m ready to move up to the upper echelons."

Boccolacci's signing completes a four-car line-up for FR2.0 frontrunner Tech 1, which has retained team regular Hugo de Sadeleer and has also signed rookies Sacha Fenestraz and Gabriel Aubry.

"Tech 1 Racing and I already get on like a house on fire," said Boccolacci. "My tests went off very well and I really enjoyed them. We’re going to do a great job together and progress to achieve our joint aim – victory."

In addition to his Eurocup commitments, Boccolacci will also do a full campaign in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series.

2016 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 line-up so far

Team Driver
ART Junior Team

Max Defourny

Will Palmer

Julien Falchero

ARTA Engineering

Hugo Sugnot-Darniche

AVF

Henrique Chaves

Cram Motorsport Rodrigo Pflucker
Fortec Motorsports

Vasily Romanov

Bruno Baptista

Ferdinand Habsburg

JD Motorsport

Alexey Korneev

James Allen

Josef Kaufmann Racing

Lando Norris

Jehan Daruvala

Tech 1 Racing

Dorian Boccolacci

Gabriel Aubry

Sacha Fenestraz

Hugo de Sadeleer

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