Bri­tish F4 cham­pion Fewtrell to move to Eurocup with Tech 1 Rac­ing Re­nault UK Clio Cup racer Pid­g­ley switches to Pyro for 2017 sea­son

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Re­nault UK Clio Cup racer Ol­lie Pid­g­ley will re­turn to the fron­trun­ning Team Pyro squad for 2017.

The 19-year-old fin­ished 16th in the stand­ings with Cice­ley Mo­tor­sport this year in his maiden sea­son in the cat­e­gory af­ter mak­ing the switch from MSA For­mula.

Pid­g­ley pre­vi­ously raced for Pyro in the Miche­lin Clio Cup Se­ries in 2013 and 2014.

“I’m so happy to be back with Team Pyro for next sea­son,” he said. “It’s where I started for­ward to it but it’s go­ing to be a chal­lenge,” said Fewtrell. “I think it’s a re­ally high level cham­pi­onship and it’s the best op­tion of those around. The ben­e­fits of win­ning it are great and it would be good to have on your CV. It’s a very at­trac­tive cham­pi­onship but it will be re­ally hard rac­ing against sec­ond-year driv­ers.”

Fewtrell ad­mits it will be tough to re­peat the achieve­ment of 2015 F4 cham­pion Lando Nor­ris, who won the Eurocup ti­tle in his maiden sea­son this year.

“A solid tar­get would be top three in the cham­pi­onship,” he said. “I want to win it of course but you have got to be re­al­is­tic.”

Fewtrell will be joined at the team by BRDC Bri­tish F3 racer Thomas Maxwell, who fin­ished sev­enth in the points with Sean Walkin­shaw Rac­ing. Com­plet­ing Tech 1’s quar­tet are the re­turn­ing Gabriel Aubry and Thomas Neubauer – who will com­plete a first full sea­son in sin­gle-seaters.

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