M2 Competition are delighted to announce that Callan O’Keeffe has joined the team for this week’s Formula Renault Eurocup round at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
The 23-year-old joins the Brussels-based team for their home Eurocup event and will partner Kush Maini in a two-car line-up at the iconic Belgian Grand Prix venue.
Callan was born in South Africa, but came to prominence in karting after moving to the UK. He won the MSA British KF3 Junior title in 2011 and finished as runner-up in the KF3 World Championship; achievements that led to stints as a Red Bull Junior and as a Lotus F1 Junior.
A race-winner in the Formula Renault Northern European Trophy, Callan has also been a podium finisher in BRDC British F3 and in sportscars in the UK LMP3 Cup.
He is 12th in the Eurocup points with two eighth places at Silverstone his best results this season.
M2; the most successful team in the history of New Zealand’s presgitious Toyota Racing Series, made a dream debut in the Formula Renault Eurocup at Monza in April with an overall podium and a rookie class win.
They have also scored three rookie pole positions from the opening four rounds and lie fourth in the overall Teams’ points.
Callan O’Keeffe said: “I’m extremely excited to join M2 Competition for the Spa weekend and I have to say a huge thank you to everybody for accommodating me at such short notice. Tuesday was my first day at the workshop and I felt completely at home within an hour or two. Spa’s one of my favourite circuits; old-school and high-speed, and I’ve always been fast there in whatever series I’ve raced, plus I have good experience of the new Formula Renault car from the first half of the season. The aim is to hit the ground running and hopefully score some strong points finishes.”
Jonathan Moury, Team Principal, said: “We’re delighted that Callan has joined us for this weekend’s races at Spa-Francorchamps. He’s a proven race winner at this level, which will be a huge asset to us in such a competitive race series. Plus, he knows the car and has been competing in the Eurocup already this year, so the learning curve won’t be anything like as steep as It has been for some of our rookies. He and Kush should make a strong pair and we’re aiming for some good points.”