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Alps race winner Matevos Isaakyan follows JD to Eurocup

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Fast Lane Promotion

Photo: Fast Lane Promotion

Russian rising star Matevos Isaakyan will move to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship in 2015.

Isaakyan, 16, will continue his partnership with JD Motorsport, who took him to third in the 2014 FR2.0 Alps season.

Fourth in French F4 in his debut season in cars, he narrowly missed out on a maiden win in the category after colliding with the race leader at Paul Ricard.

He then went on to impress in Eurocup pre-season testing with AVF, going so far as to top a session of running.

As he was not yet 16, he was prevented from starting in the Alps opener with JD, but he immediately made it to the podium on his debut at Pau.

Isaakyan then won twice from pole at Spielberg and scored four further podiums to finish third overall.

At JD’s Eurocup lineup, the Russian is widely expected to be joined by Dane Mathias Kristensen. Thiago Vivacqua is also reportedly in contention for a seat with the Italian team.

Isaakyan will also return to the Alps series on a full-time basis.

2015 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 line-up so far
Team Drivers
Koiranen GP Jake Hughes, Anton De Pasquale, Jack Aitken
Fortec Motorsports Ben Barnicoat, Luke Chudleigh, Martin Kodric
ART Junior Team
Josef Kaufmann Racing Louis Deletraz, Kevin Jorg
Manor MP Motorsport Dennis Olsen, Lasse Sorensen
Tech 1 Racing Simon Gachet, Hugo de Sadeleer
ARTA Engineering James Allen, Amaury Richard
AVF Harrison Scott, Inigo Bikuna
Strakka Racing Charlie Eastwood
JD Motorsport Matevos Isaakyan