RenaultSport UK and the Stephane Ratel Organisation are proud to announce title sponsors and official partners of the Finals Series. The series, officially named the 2011 Protyre Formula Renault UK Finals Series will take place at Snetterton on November 5-6 and Rockingham on November 12 with the six-round series offering a fantastic cost-effective means for the Formula 1 drivers of tomorrow to gain their National A licenses, as well as a long list of prizes on offer.
Two rounds of the series will take place on each of the dates with the locations of Snetterton and Rockingham making a welcome return to what was previously called the ‘Winter Series’. Snetterton will use the ‘300’ configuration which will be utilized in the CERTINA Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship in 2012 and 2013. Bumper grids of over 20 cars are expected with several entries from top European Formula Renault 2.0 teams, as well as the UK home teams and a host of Formula Renault BARC entries.
“We’ve had high interest from European teams,” says SRO UK General Manager, Lisa Crampton, “and we are expecting over 20 cars to be confirmed by the entry closing date of October 25.
“The Finals’ format offers a tremendously cost-effective package with exceptional track time available. It is a great means for drivers to receive signatures to upgrade their race licenses to a National A as the series gives the necessary six signatures.
“It is also invaluable training ahead of any test programme for the following season of the CERTINA Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship and we thank Protyre, Michelin, MMC Insurance and Freem Racewear for their generous support.
“We are using two fantastic circuits which are relevant to the 2012 championships. We also have a series partner in Freem who are lending their support and providing a number of amazing prizes.”
Prizes for FR2.0 class:
Champion – 4 sets of tyres (16 tyres)
Points leader of each day – 6 tyres
Second place in points each day – 4 tyres
Third place in points each day – 2 tyres
Pole position – 2 tyres
Prizes for BARC class:
Champion – one Freem race suit value GBP 1,000 and one set of BARC spec tyres from Protyre.
Points leader of each day – one full set of Freem fireproof underwear (balaclava, tshirt, socks, pants) and Freem racing gloves.