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Formula Renault Northern European Cup

The Formula Renault Northern European Cup (formerly Formula Renault 2.0 NEC) is a Formula Renault 2.0 championship originally held in Northern Europe (Germany, Netherlands and Belgium), but has expanded over the years to the whole of Europe. The series was created in 2006 to merge the Formula Renault 2.0 Germany created in 1991 and the Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands created in 2003. The series was due to be rebranded as FormulaNEC but was folded prior 2019 due to lack of interest from drivers.[3]

Formula Renault Northern European Cup
2016 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC logo.svg
CategoryFormula Renault 2.0
CountryEurope
Inaugural season2006
Folded2018
ConstructorsRenault[1]
Engine suppliersRenault
Tyre suppliersMichelin[2]
Last Drivers' championGermany Doureid Ghattas
Last Teams' championFrance R-ace GP
Official websitenecup.com

The Formula Renault NEC is organised by its promoter MdH Consultants AG.
In 2007, a Winter Cup, the first off-season championship of this series, was organised in December, in Hockenheim and Oschersleben. The winner got a free entry for the 2008 NEC season.

The cars use Tatuus chassis and the 2.0 L Renault Clio engines like other Formula Renault 2.0 series. Michelin is the tyre supplier.

Points are allowed as following : 30 for the winner, 24 for the 2nd, 20 for the 3rd, then 17, 16, 15... until 1 for the 20. Only classified drivers are awarded by points.

A secondary class, the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup FR2000, was first contested in 2010.

ChampionsEdit

Formula Renault 2.0 GermanyEdit

Formula Renault Germany
Season Champion
1991   Joachim Beule
1992   Thomas Wöhrle
1993   Arnd Meier
1994   Marcel Tiemann
1995   Ralf Druckenmüller
1996   Alexander Müller
1997   Robert Lechner
1998   Hugo van der Ham
1999   Zsolt Baumgartner[4]
2000 Not held
Formula Renault 2000 Germany
Season Champion
2001   Marcel Lasée
2002   Christian Klien
2003   Ryan Sharp
2004   Scott Speed
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany
Season Champion
2005   Pekka Saarinen

Formula Renault 2.0 NetherlandsEdit

Formula Renault Netherlands
Season Champion Team Champion
1991   Frank ten Wolde   Nomag Racing
1992 no data
1993
1994
1995
1996–
2002
Not held. Run as Benelux Series
Formula Renault 2000 Netherlands
Season Champion Team Champion
2003   Paul Meijer   AR Motorsport
2004   Junior Strous   AR Motorsport
Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands
Season Champion Team Champion
2005   Renger van der Zande   van Amersfoort Racing

Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European CupEdit

Season Champion Team Champion Secondary Class Champion
2006   Filipe Albuquerque not held not held
2007   Frank Kechele
2008   Valtteri Bottas
2009   António Félix da Costa
2010   Ludwig Ghidi FR2000:   Dear Schilling
2011   Carlos Sainz Jr.   Koiranen bros. not held
2012   Jake Dennis   Fortec Motorsports
2013   Matt Parry not held
2014   Ben Barnicoat   Josef Kaufmann Racing
2015   Louis Delétraz   Josef Kaufmann Racing R:   Max Defourny
2016   Lando Norris   Josef Kaufmann Racing R:   Lando Norris

Formula Renault Northern European CupEdit

Season Champion Team Champion
2017   Michaël Benyahia   R-ace GP
2018   Doureid Ghattas   R-ace GP

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Technical specifications". Formula Renault 2.0. Renault Sport. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  2. ^ "NEC heads for promising season with more than 20 registered cars". necup.com. MdH Consultants AG. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  3. ^ Evers, Jurgen (24 December 2018). "FORMULA RENAULT NORTHERN EUROPEAN SERIES (NECUP) TO END AFTER 13 YEARS AMID SINGLE-SEATER SHAKE UP". necup.com. Formula Renault Northern European Cup. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Zsolt Baumgartner". mcz.com. Retrieved 9 July 2016.

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