Cane and Caro­line to test Fre­nault

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BRDC BRI­TISH F3 FRON­TRUN­NER JOR­DAN Cane and Bri­tish F4 cham­pion Jamie Caro­line were sched­uled to test For­mula Re­nault Eurocup machin­ery at Barcelona this week as Au­tosport closed for press.

Cane has tar­geted a sea­son in the cat­e­gory next year, and will run with two teams in up­com­ing tests be­fore con­firm­ing his cam­paign.

“The plan for us at the minute is to do Re­nault next year,” said Cane. “We’re test­ing with Fortec in Barcelona and then with Tech 1 Rac­ing at the Nur­bur­gring. We’re not sure yet who we’ll test with at Spa, we’ll see how we gel with which team.

“There will be 36 driv­ers at this test, a lot of sec­ond-year driv­ers, so it should be good.

It’s scru­ti­neered so no-one is play­ing games.

“Fortec in pre­vi­ous years have been pretty mega and Tech 1 have been the big dogs in the se­ries re­cently.”

Caro­line was in­vited by the se­ries to test with the fron­trun­ning Tech 1 Rac­ing squad.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to com­par­ing with all the oth­ers at the test,” added Caro­line. “I know I prob­a­bly won’t be quick­est but I will try my hard­est. It’s a new team, new car, new track, so a to­tal re­fresh. It’s some­thing that I would be in­ter­ested in do­ing [next year], with the Re­nault Academy mak­ing them one of the only [F1] teams that helps driv­ers through the ranks.

“It’s a shame be­cause I have to leave half­way through the day to go to the Porsche Ju­nior as­sess­ment, so I will look at the progress I make.”

One of Caro­line’s Bri­tish F4 ri­vals, Os­car Pi­as­tri, has also been in­vited to the test. He drove with Ar­den in the UK and will stick with the same squad for his Eurocup bow.

Cane is tar­get­ing Eurocup for 2018

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