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Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Champion Robin Frijns will join Fortec for the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 campaign, racing alongside Carlos Huertas and completing Fortec's team line-up.

Frijns has an outstanding proven racing pedigree; he enjoyed a fantastic season in 2011, taking five wins on his journey to title victory in a remarkably consistent season for the Dutchman, who finished in the top five for every race of his 2011 campaign. Robin eventually won the title by 45 points from Carlos Sainz Junior, proving that he has exactly what it takes to progress up the motorsport ladder.

The 20-year-old tested with the Fortec squad at Motorland in November, making the step up to the Formula Renault 3.5 car with relative ease, showcasing his unquestionable talent and meshing well with the Fortec team.

Formula Renault 3.5 Team Manager Jamie Dye is delighted to have Robin with the team for 2012, "Robin has always been one to watch – his consistency throughout the 2011 season was phenomenal and he’s proven himself to be the complete package. We're absolutely delighted to have him with us for 2012 and he has shown that he thoroughly deserves a place in the Formula Renault 3.5 series. We’re very much looking forward to working with Robin and we’re confident that both he and Carlos will be strong contenders this season."

Renault Sport Sporting Manager Emmanuel Esnault also expressed his pleasure that Robin is moving up to Formula Renault 3.5 with Fortec : "We are all happy to see Robin joining Fortec Motorsport for his maiden season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and we are proud to observe that the prize money of €500.000 offered to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Winner allow him to make concrete the step forward in our unique stairway to F1. We wish him all the best.”

The Formula Renault 3.5 season begins at Motorland, Aragon in Spain May 5-6.

Official Renault Sport Press Release.

Posted: 31 January 2012
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