SMP Racing driver Michael Belov joins M2 Competition for the Formula Renault Eurocup.
Michael Belov is no stranger to M2 Competition, as he took part in the first pre-season testing of the year in Valencia (Spain) before motorsports were put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 18-year-old Russian had impressed by setting the third fastest time overall with little preparation with the car.
Michael, who made his racing debuts in 2017, climbed the ladder of Formula 4, winning the Formula Academy Finland in 2018 and finishing runner-up of the SMP F4 Nez championship the same year.
During the winter, he made a remarkable appearance in the Asian F3 championship claiming one fastest lap and 3 top 5 in the three races he took part in.
Michael Belov: “I am very excited to take another step in my career and enter Formula Renault Eurocup with Belgian team M2 Competition. We had a good experience of testing in Valencia at the beginning of the season and I believe that we can achieve strong results in the championship. I want to thank SMP Racing for the opportunity and their trust.”
Elise Moury, Team Manager: “We are very happy to welcome Michael to the team. He really impressed us during the pre-season tests in Valencia where he showed real speed. We are looking forward to working with him this year. After a long long period without racing, we are excited to finally start this season in Monza.”
The opening round of the Formula Renault Eurocup championship will take place in Monza (Italy) on the 11th and 12th of July with two extra days of testing on July 5th and 6th.