Aitken Moving Up To Eurocup
British driver Jack Aitken is moving up to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship with Fortec Motorsports for 2014.
2013 was a strong year for the 18-year-old from London. In only his second season in single seater racing, Aitken was runner up in the Formula Renault NEC Championship, taking the fight to the final round. He was also invited to join the British Racing Drivers Club ‘Rising Stars’ program and was chosen to be one of six finalists for the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.
This season will set particular challenges for Aitken as he combines his Eurocup campaign with his final year of ‘A’ level examinations at school. He will remain with Fortec Motorsports, with whom he has raced since entering single seater competition two years ago.
“I had a good 2013, narrowly missing out on the NEC championship and finishing within the top 10 in Eurocup wild card races,” said Aitken. “I am very excited about 2014, which started with me attending the Autosport Int’l show representing the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award through interview sessions on stage and driving in the Live Action Arena every day. I am very happy to have signed with Fortec again as I believe they are one of the best teams in motorsports, and because continuity is important in such a competitive series.”
Jamie Dye, managing director, Fortec Motorsports added, “We are delighted that we are keeping Jack for another season at Fortec. We know that his speed and experience will place him firmly as a front runner in the Eurocup championship, strengthening the team for our 2014 challenge.”
All seven rounds (featuring two races each) of the 2014 Eurocup will be held in conjunction with the World Series by Renault tour.