M2 Competition are very pleased to announce that talented single-seater racer Lucas Alecco Roy has joined the team for this weekend’s Formula Renault Eurocup rounds at Silverstone.
The 22-year-old German, who steps up from Formula 4 competition, will race the car that was driven by Esteban Muth at the Monza season-opener.
He will continue to partner Kush Maini and Yves Baltas at the subsequent events at Monaco and Paul Ricard and is also set to contest the Hungaroring and Yas Marina rounds in the Autumn.
Lucas made his circuit-racing debut aged 20 in 2017, gaining experience in the British, German, Italian and UAE F4 series.
He has started 2019 with a bang, winning three times on his way to fourth place in the UAE F4 Championship and only losing out on his chance of the title at the penultimate round.
He added a maiden series podium in Italian F4 at Vallelunga last weekend to lie sixth in the Drivers’ points and is looking forward to moving up to M2’s 270bhp Tatuus T-318.
Brussels-based M2; the most successful team in the history of New Zealand’s Toyota Racing Series, debuted in the Formula Renault Eurocup last month at Monza and enjoyed a dream debut with an overall podium finish and a rookie class win for Kush Maini.
Lucas Alecco Roy said: “I’m very excited to make my Formula Renault Eurocup debut this weekend with M2 Competition. It’s the highest level I’ll ever raced at and the competition looks intense, but I’ve been working hard over the winter, have made a strong start to the season in Formula 4 and am ready for the challenge. The Thursday test will be very important in getting comfortable in the car because it’s totally new for me and once the event officially starts, track time is pretty limited. M2 might be new to Formula Renault, but their record in New Zealand speaks for itself. They’ve helped drivers like Lando Norris, Lance Stroll and Nick Cassidy develop their skills and become champions, so I know I’m in the best place to learn.”
Jonathan Moury, Team Principal, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Lucas to the team. He started racing quite late, but has clearly developed significantly as a driver over the past 12 months and has started the 2019 season in by far the strongest form we’ve seen so far. Having missed seven days of pre-season testing plus the Monza round, he will be short on experience compared to the rest of the drivers, but we have two official sessions on Thursday to get him acclimatised to the car before free practice begins. Naturally we’re disappointed to lose a driver after just one event – especially one with Esteban’s talent and potential – but we know he’s doing everything he can to get back behind the wheel as soon as possible and we’d be happy to race with him again.”