- The Mexican driver Diego Menchaca will join his national mate Alfonso Celis Jr. in the British team Fortec Motorsports to compete in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 Season in 2017
The Telmex supported driver Diego Menchaca has been promoted to the World Series Formula V8 3.5 after having completed two years in the EuroFormula Open. Fortec Motorsports is one of the top teams in the discipline and their expertise looks the perfect choice for the Mexican to debut in a top single-seater Series. Both Menchaca and Fortec met in 2012 when he participated in the Formula Renault 2.0 UK.
Diego Menchaca first contact with the Formula Renault 3.5 car during the Collective Tests on last December showed the driver in good pace putting down some consistent laps. The land of Menchaca in this discipline intends to be a new benchmark in his progress to a professional career.
Diego Menchaca and Alfonso Celis Jr. will be both on duty next 15-16 of March in Motorland Aragón, where the first collective test will be held. The quick-off of the Series will be in Silverstone next April 15, featuring nine meetings and three races outside the European boundaries, Mexico, Austin and Barhain.
Jamie Dye, Team Manager in Fortec Motorsports
“We are very happy to sign Diego for the Season! He did a great job in winter testing. He adapted to our car very quickly and showed us that the potential is there, it’s very pleasing for me to sign Diego as along with his countryman and team mate Alfonso Celis Jr. whom started with us in Europe some few years ago now. We have come full circle and aim to achieve the best results together.”
Diego Menchaca, driver in Fortec Motorsports
“I’m very excited to carry on with my sporting career by joining the World Series Formula V8 3.5. It’s a natural move for me, specially having attended most of the races last year while I was participating in the EuroFormula Open. Winter testing went really well and I can’t wait to be behind the wheel. Of course, the fact of having one of the meetings organised in Mexico is going to be the highest point of the Season, with all the Mexican crowds cheering for us!”