The countdown to Monza has begun! The first round of the World Series by Renault is finally at our door step. Monza will see Prema’s drivers Ben Hanley, who is part of Renault’s driver development program and Xavier Maasen, who will make his debut in the class. The weekend officially starts on Thursday 12 April with a day of free practice. The Vicenza based team is heading to Monza full of hope after an encouraging winter test program. Hanley, who will take part in his second year in the World Series by Renault, doesn’t hide his aspirations of winning this year while Maasen will be intent on showing his ability in his first year in the series.

With the whole team raring to go, the work starts on Thursday with Official Practice, then on Friday the cars take to the track from 10am till 10:45 for free practice with Qualifying on Saturday morning from 9:00 till 9:45, race one takes place that after noon at 15:10. The weekend comes to a close on Sunday at 11:30 with race two.

Angelo Rosin – Team Principal: “The eve of any championship is a very intense moment. The team has worked extremely hard in preparation for this year. With the World Series, we are talking about a championship of the highest calibre that asks for a lot of concentration where nothing can be left to chance. We are hopeful, as always, to be amongst the front runners, but we are well aware that the other 14 teams present are fully loaded to have a good showing. I predict an extremely hard fought championship, but for now we wait for the flag to drop and wait for the answers from the stopwatch, that really matter.”