V de V Challenge Monoplace

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V de V Challenge Monoplace
CategorySingle seater
RegionEurope
Inaugural season2010
Drivers' championArgentina Nicolás Varrone
Teams' championTS Corse
Official websiteOfficial website
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The V de V Challenge Monoplace is a single-seater racing series active in Europe. The series was founded in 2010 set up by V de V Sports.

History[edit]

The series was founded in 2010 and originally divided into three sub classes. The series saw the light as the Tatuus FR2000, which was abundant in Europe, was replaced by the Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0-10 in various Formula Renault series. The Tatuus FR2000 formed Class A along with 1990-2007 Formula 3 cars and Van Diemen Formula X cars. During the inaugural season only Tatuus FR2000 competed in Class A. Class B was open for the Tatuus FR1600, 1995-1999 Formula Renault cars, Formula Ford Zetec cars and Formula Renault Campus. Finally, Class C was open for Formula BMW and other single seaters with a motorbike engine.[1]

The inaugural race was run at Circuit de Haute Saingonge near La Genétouze, Charente-Maritime. Experienced gentleman racer Philippe Haezebrouck won Class A and the overall championship. As of 2011 the Tatuus N.T07 was accepted in the series. The car previously raced in the International Formula Master between 2007 2007 and 2009. The car formed Class A along with older Formula 3 chassis. The Tatuus FR2000 was relegated into Class B along with Formula X. Grids grew in the sophomore season as the series visited Spain for the first time, at Jarama and Motorland Aragon.[2] Young Simon Gachet won Class B and the overall championship, as it was still the most abundant car in the field. For 2012 the class rules were again amended with the Coloni CN1/98 Formula Nissan added to Class A. Hugo Blanchot won the overall championship scored ten podium finishes in fifteen races.[3] For 2013 the Tatuus FR2000 was further relegated into Class C. As the Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0-10 was replaced by the Tatuus FR 2.0-13 the car was accepted in Class B. Tatuus Formula Abarth chassis were also added to Class C. John Filippi won the overall championship in a Tatuus N.T07 as the Baraz-Epsilon car became more prominent but was not as fast at the Tatuus.

As of 2014 also current spec Formula Renault cars were allowed by the V de V organisation, starting with the Tatuus FR 2.0-13. The car was allowed in Class A as Formula Master cars and Formula 3 cars were no longer allowed. Italian driver Daniele Cazzaniga won the series in 2014 with eight 2013 spec Formula Renault cars filling the top ten. The following season the class distribution remained the same with David Droux winning the overall championship.

Champions[edit]

Year Driver Car
2010 France Philippe Haezebrouck Tatuus FR2000
2011 France Simon Gachet Tatuus FR2000
2012 France Hugo Blanchot Tatuus FR2000
2013 France John Filippi Tatuus N.T07
2014 Italy Daniele Cazzaniga Tatuus FR 2.0-13
2015 Switzerland David Droux Tatuus FR 2.0-13
2016 Australia Alex Peroni Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0-10
2017 France Gilles Heriau Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0-10
2018 Argentina Nicolás Varrone Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0-10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monoplace >> Challenge MONOPLACE". V de V. Archived from the original on 4 March 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Single-seater >> SINGLE-SEATER V de V Challenge". V de V. Archived from the original on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Single-seater V de V Challenge 2012 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 18 December 2016.