Silverstone-based ATECH GRAND PRIX CONFIRMS THREE-CAR FORMULA RENAULT ASSAULT
PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday 20th January 2010
ATECH GRAND PRIX CONFIRMS THREE-CAR FORMULA RENAULT ASSAULT
Silverstone-based ATECH Grand Prix has confirmed a three-driver line-up for the 2010 Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship. Swiss-Filipino Marlon Stockinger will be joined by Briton Nick Yelloly and Hungarian Tamás Pál Kiss in the 20 round championship which kicks off at Thruxton in April.
“I’m delighted to finally be able to announce our Formula Renault line-up.” said Team principal David Hayle. “All three of the guys raced with us last season and showed a lot of promise particularly over the second half of the season. Having the continuity of the same team for a second season is a great situation to be in.
“Nick and Marlon’s results in the end of season Winter Cup, together with their post-season testing performances have been very impressive. Tamás has been working hard in Hungary with his own car and team over the winter, so we head into our second season in the UK very much focused on achieving strong results.”
Nineteen year-old Yelloly finished the Winter Cup as runner-up following four superb performances which netted him two podium finishes, four top six places. A podium finish and two further top five finishes for former BMW scholarship winner Stockinger earned him fifth place overall.
The team will commence an intensive test programme which kicks off later this month, prior to the opening rounds of the series, at the ultra-fast Thruxton circuit in Hampshire. Once again the UK’s leading single-seater championship will support the prestigious Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The full 2010 Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship calendar is: 3/4 April Thruxton, 24/25 April Rockingham, 1/2 May Brands Hatch, 5/6 June Oulton Park, 19/20 June Croft, 7/8 August Snetterton, 21/22 August Silverstone, 4/5 September Knockhill, 18/19 September Silverstone, 9/10 October Brands Hatch.