The FIA single-seater ladder in direction of the conclude level of motor sport is extra strengthened on the contemporary time with the announcement that the System Regional European Championship – certified by FIA, organised by the FIA nationwide carrying authority, the Automobile Club d’Italia, is to merge with System Renault Eurocup to contain an all-contemporary competitors – System Regional European Championship by Alpine – certified by FIA.  

The contemporary championship will stare the organiser, ACI, along with its industrial arm ACI Sport as promoter, accomplice with legendary French sports vehicle imprint Alpine to contain a single benchmark for young drivers graduating from their first journey of single-seater racing in nationwide FIA-certified System 4 championships. 

The contemporary championship will no longer most nice gain the money for competitors the chance to bustle in technologically stepped forward equipment that enhances their determining of vehicle quandary-up, vehicle dynamics and crew working, however would possibly per chance also give competitors the chance to bustle internationally. System Regional European Championship by Alpine – certified by FIA will feature 10 events of two races per weekend, with three events quandary to occur in Italy and 7 extra being staged across Europe. The grid of a maximum of 36 vehicles in maximum three-vehicle groups, and the chance of an extra fourth in case of female driver, would possibly be powered by a 1.8-litre Renault engine, feature chassis by Tatuus and Pirelli tyres. Original vehicles would possibly be in-built the racing division on the Alpine factory of Dieppe.

FIA President Jean Todt said: “The establishment of a up to date System Regional European Championship by Alpine, certified by FIA, is another necessary step in refining the pathway to the pinnacle of motor sport, System 1. It joins the System Regional Championships within the Americas, Asia and Japan to invent a world platform for young racing skills to growth their motor sport career. I must thank Renault, Alpine and ACI for making this merger that you just would possibly per chance per chance issue and I live up for seeing the champions of the long urge racing in what’s race to be a thrilling contemporary championship.”

Stefano Domenicali, President of the FIA Single Seater Commission said: “This merger and the appearance of the System Regional European Championship by Alpine and Certified by FIA provides even better point of interest to the FIA’s pathway to the conclude levels of motor racing. A consolidation of System Regional in Europe potential that graduates from System 4 can study and grow in a strongly supported, sturdy and, per chance most importantly, a competitive atmosphere. System Regional European Championship by Alpine – certified by FIA provides them a transparent next step on the ladder in direction of their dream of 1 day racing in System 1.” 

FIA Vice-President and ACI President Angelo Sticchi Damiani said: “After having been in 2014 the predominant nation to launch the System 4 championship, that with the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth has become the point of reference for young drivers as the predominant step after karting in direction of F1, as soon as extra the Automobile Club d’Italia, by map of ACI Sport, has been key within the definition of a series that perfectly matches the route outlined by FIA for the expansion of the abilities of world motor sport. The System Regional European Championship, the series that 2 years within the past has been certified by FIA, represents a fully strategic and particularly suggested step for young drivers also as pure continuation of their journey in F4. In the present day, with the crucial near together of strengths and synergies between ACI, ACI Sport and Groupe Renault, System Regional European Championship by Alpine becomes by all potential the realm point of reference as step in direction of F1. My desire and perception is that every parts will build together the finest professionality and manpower to contain the championship grow and toughen at most nice the full sizable talents of on the contemporary time, so to be in a dispute to survey them compete day after nowadays within the gorgeous area of F1.”

Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director Renault Sport Racing said: “For extra than 50 years, Renault’s motion in favour of young drivers has been unparalleled, as smartly as the know-how of our groups in organising competitive and affordable single-seater championships for skills-spotting and trend of future champions. We’re due to this fact particularly elated with this settlement with the FIA and the ACI that implies the appearance of the System Regional European Championship by Alpine. This settlement strengthens our activities and we’re honoured to be in a dispute to make contributions straight to a FIA championship that will continue to lift the values we’re all strongly dedicated to, bustle layout, sports fairness, coaching and promotion of young European skills. It is regularly the predominant concrete marker of the return of the Alpine imprint within the realm of single-seaters.”

Mario Isola, Pirelli Head of F1 and Automobile racing said: “We’re truly elated to be share of this venture as bizarre tyre supplier. System Regional by Alpine – certified by FIA, matches in perfectly with our motor sport approach, as we’re already concerned with System 1, System 2, System 3 and System 4. Now, with System Regional by Alpine, we are in a position to elongate our long-held philosophy of serving to young drivers contain their potential up within the sport. This implies that drivers can become acquainted with our tyre range correct from their first experiences in motor sport, the full potential as a lot as primarily the most outstanding world classes.”

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