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Seb hopes to Czech in for the flight home with the Most points from a triple race weekend! by Rob Allender

Seb Morris is travelling to the Czech Republic for the penultimate rounds of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC) at the Autodrom Most. The Most circuit in the Czech Republic is a popular stop over in the Formula Renault series, and Seb will be on a high after winning the last race at Assen in Holland by 8 seconds! With 3 races over the weekend there is a maximum of 90 points on offer and Sebs has his sights set on continuing his new-found momentum this weekend.

After a run of poor results following his debut NEC win at Silverstone, his season has been revitalised following a full chassis strip by Fortec Motorsport that revealed the issues that were causing the problems, and Seb was back to his best at Assen (left) with a memorable performance. “I’d like to think we have turned a corner! That win at Assen was what we needed, but this is racing, so you’re never really sure what can happen”, said Seb, “Formula Renault has been quite inconsistent this season. No one driver has been consistently at the front but hopefully I can break that chain and win again at the weekend! Most is a new track for me, I was very quick on the simulator so hopefully we can replicate that in real life when we get there later this week. I’d be satisfied with being on the podium, who wouldn’t, but I do want to win! We need to try and nail pole position in qualifying and then build from there – that would be the perfect scenario."

Ahead of rounds 12, 13 and 14 next weekend at Most, Seb is fifth in the championship standings only 2 points behind the driver in 4th place, 35 behind his Fortec team-mate Ben Barnicoat in 3rd place and within 39 points of the series leader who is currently Louis Deletraz. With a maximum of 90 points up for grabs, the battle for the title could alter dramatically over the course of the weekend! Free practice runs from Thursday to Friday 29th August!  Qualifing starts on Saturday with round 12 starting at 14.20 GMT. On Sunday 31st August round 13 starts at 08.30 GMT with round 14 starting at 14.40 GMT. Check http://necup.com for any live timing links or TV transmissions


The final round of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC) is on 21.09.2014 at the Nürburgring

Seb is part of the Caterham Racing Academy and is supported by the Jack Wills ‘Young Briton’ programme, and is a TAG Heuer & Oxford Vaughan ambassador and Elite Cymru supported driver.

Provisional 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup Standings (after 11 of 16 rounds):

1st Louis Deletraz, 184 points

2nd  Steijn Schothorst 183 pts

3rd Ben Barnicoat,  180 pts

4th Gustav Malja, 147 pts

5th Seb Morris, 145 pts

6th Callan O'Keeffe, 144 pts

7th Ukyo Sasahara, 141 pts

8th  Ryan Tveter, 117 pts

9th  Jake Hughes, 112pts

10th Levin Amweg, 107 pts

The Car .
Formula Renault 2.0 - Edition 2013

Front Suspension: Pushrod mono damper Barazi Epsilon

Rear Suspension: Pushrod twin dampers Barazi Epsilon

Chassis: FR2.0/13 by Tatuus

Bodywork: Full Carbon by Tatuus

Gearbox gears and differential: Sadev - 7 ratios / Limited slip differential

Gearbox command: Electric by XAP (Solenoid)

Dampers: ZF Race Engineering 2 ways

Steering wheel: XAP with paddleshift

Rims: Team Dynamics, Front 9", Rear 10"

Tyres: Michelin 20-54x13 / 24-57x13

Brake System: Caparo AP Braking (4 pistons callipers)

Clutch: Twin discs sinter clutch by ZF Race Engineering

Engine: Renault Sport

Type: F4R 832 - 1998 cm3

Power: 210 BHP

Engine Max Torque: 220 Nm

Engine Max revs: 7500 rpm

Safety: FIA F3 2012 norms except Zylon panels

Weight: 505 kg

Formula Renault 2.0 - Edition 2012

Type: Carbon-fibre Monocoque, full carbon bodywork

Type F4R – 4 cylinders – 16 valves – 1998 cc 
Bore x stroke (mm): 82.7 x 93 
Maximum power: 144 (196) Bhp at 7000 rpm 
Maximum torque: 222 Nm (21.6 mkg) at 4750 rpm

Transmission Sequentially controlled, dog-clutch box with 6 forward gears, changeable ratios 
Self-locking differential

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