Apr 02

Luke Chudleigh set for 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS

Canadian Racer’s European campaign starts with Imola debut

Luke Chudleigh Canada’s Luke Chudleigh returns to European race action this weekend, Friday 4th – Sunday 6th April, as the opening double-header round of the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Series kicks off at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, near Imola, Italy.

The 19-year-old from Milton enters his second season of European open-wheel racing having made his debut in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Series with Tech1 Racing in 2013. Returning to the championship with the French-based team, Chudleigh is looking to build on last year’s experiences and benefit from the continuity of staying with the same outfit.

With a record 45 entries set to challenge at Imola, the grid for the weekend’s races finds itself bolstered by competitors from the Formula Renault 2.0 EuroCup joining in before their series starts – with Luke set to enter several that don’t clash with his full-time ALPS campaign.

A strong pre-season test at Imola has Luke buoyed ahead of his first race starts of 2014.

“I’ve got the luxury of lots of data to study heading into this weekend,” stated the Tech1 racer. “Our test here earlier was miraculously dry for both days, a rarity at this time of year, so we were able to get in some solid running. That’s given us plenty of options to consider as we arrive at the opening round.”

He continued; “We’re all pretty hyped for Imola, the off-season always feel long. Overall we had a great pre-season but it’s how we turn that into top-end results, that’s the most important thing. Imola’s a very rewarding track when you get things right but it’s also very easy to mess up a lap thanks to all the slow speed chicanes. The grid will be super competitive, not least with the EuroCup entries joining in, but I’m just focusing on my own thing and ensuring we get a strong start to the season under our belts.”

Round 1 starts with Friday qualifying followed by Race 1 on Saturday (5th April) and Race 2 on Sunday (6th April). Each Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS race lasts for 25 minutes plus one lap around the 4.9km Imola circuit.

Luke Chudleigh is supported by Chudleigh’s, ARM Training, Tech1 Racing and PRIME/Wickens Management.

source: lukechudleigh.com