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Single Seater Series: Five New Formula Renault 2.0 Arrive to Portugal


The grid of the renovated Single Seater Series will be bolstered by a fleet of Formula Renault 2.0 single-seaters, infusing vibrancy into an anticipated field that promises to be rich and diverse.


Equipped with a 1998cc engine developed by Renault Sport, the Italian Tatuus FR2000 chassis is one of the most successful single-seaters in the young driver development ranks. This was the car that Kimi Raikkonen drove before making the direct leap to Formula One in 2001 with Sauber.


In the last few weeks, five Formula Renault 2.0 cars have arrived in Portugal, and there may be more to come, given the unrivalled reliability, performance and thrills that these affordable formulae can provide.



G-Tech has imported four cars from France for the FR2.0 class, all equipped with the same 2004 aerodynamic kit that propelled Filipe Albuquerque to victory in both the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and the Formula Renault 2.0 North European Championship (NEC) in 2006. Among these Formula Renault 2.0 cars, three will undergo maintenance by G-Tech team itself and will be driven by three seasoned single-seater drivers: Rui Silva, Duarte Pires, and Fernando Mayer Gaspar.


The fourth car will be prepped by RP Motorsport and entrusted to Paulo Vieira, a Carrera los 80 race winner.


Additionally, João Silva, a former Formula Ford Portugal contender, has opted to compete in the FR2.0 class, which will showcase these formulas that enjoyed a decade-long reign at the forefront of racing. João Silva's car, featuring 2007 bodykit spec, has also arrived in Portugal and will be maintained by the House Racing team, which has been João Silva's steadfast team throughout the years.



These newcomers will be joined by two chassis already present in Portugal, both in 2007 specification, which have dominated the class in recent years under the ownership of teammates "Al Capone" and "ADF". The 2024 Single Seater Series calendar will comprise four events and eight races held at two permanent national circuits.


The season commences at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve on the weekend of April 6th and 7th, and it will be part of the Iberian Supercars/Campeonato de Portugal Velocidade program on July 14th and 15th at Estoril.


The Single Seater Series will once again coincide with the Race Ready competitions at the Algarve Classic Festival on October 26th and 27th, and at the Estoril Endurance Festival, which marks the season's conclusion, on the weekend of November 30th and December 1st.


All events will include free practice and a 25-minute qualifying session, followed by two races each lasting 15 minutes. The integration of these events into weekends organized by Race Ready ensures that at least one race will be broadcast live on Live Stream.



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