Formula Renault Alps cancelled for 2016

The Formula Renault 2.0 Alps championship will not take place in 2016, organiser Fast Lane Promotion has announced.

Alps, which stood alongside Formula Renault NEC as a secondary championship to main Renault 2.0 category Eurocup, took on its current moniker in 2011, having at previous stages been known as the Swiss FR2.0 series and the Middle European Championship.

The series has had the likes of current Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat, Ferrari protege Antonio Fuoco and McLaren junior Nyck de Vries among its champions.

However, Alps will be taking a break in 2016, with the organisers stating that they will be "waiting for more favourable conditions to continue".

Alps' hiatus is likely connected to the emergence of numerous Formula 4 championships - and the exit of long-time frontrunner squad Koiranen GP, which took three drivers to the series title and fielded five full-timers in 2015.

Other big-name teams of the championship - Fortec, JD and Tech 1 - are to focus on the Eurocup and the NEC series.

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