Canadian karting graduate Zachary Claman DeMelo confirmed he will spend his debut single-seater season in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC as a Fortec driver.
DeMelo’s karting career featured a number of successful seasons in Quebecois and Canadian championships. In his final year in karts, he won Florida Winter Tour in the TaG Senior category and took third in the Rotax Max Grand Finals in Senior class.
At the end of 2014, he entered the Formula Skip Barber Winter Series, where he took a pole position and won two out of four races.
Over the post-season he took part in a number of FIA F3 tests with Carlin and was recently at Monza in an FR2.0 car.
DeMelo is Fortec’s fifth driver for the forthcoming NEC season. He will race alongside fellow Canadian Luke Chudleigh, NEC race winner Callan O’Keeffe, Force India junior Jehan Daruvala and Formula Renault 1.6 graduate Ferdinand Habsburg.
2015 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC line-up so far
|Josef Kaufmann Racing||Nikita Mazepin, Louis Deletraz, Kevin Jorg|
|Fortec Motorsport||Jehan Daruvala, Ferdinand Habsburg, Luke Chudleigh, Callan O’Keeffe, Zachary Claman DeMelo|
|AVF||Roy Geerts, Josef Zaruba, Henrique Chaves|
|Fragus BR Motorsport||Robin Hansson|
|BM Racing Team||Bartlomiej Mirecki|
|Prizma Racing||Pontus Fredricsson|