FR3.5: Facu Regalia signs with Zeta Corse for 2015

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Former GP3 Series vice-champion Facu Regalia has confirmed that he will be racing in the Formula Renault 3.5 championship in 2015 with Zeta Corse.

Regalia, 23, finished as the runner-up to Daniil Kvyat in the 2013 GP3 championship before moving up into GP2 with Hilmer Motorsport for 2014.

However, the Argentinian parted company with Hilmer following the fourth round of the season in Austria, with Regalia accusing the team of reducing the power on his car in races.

After spending the rest of 2014 without a seat, Regalia confirmed on Friday that he would be returning to racing this season with Zeta Corse in the Formula Renault 3.5 championship.

The series has produced a number of F1 drivers including Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel and Kevin Magnussen, and is the main event on the World Series by Renault package.

“Following seven months of intense work I can confirm my participation in the World Series by Renault,” Regalia said. “It is another season racing in Europe and joining such a fantastic F1 feeder series with Zeta Corse, runner-up last year.

“It is an opportunity we must do everything in our power to seize, because drivers such as Vettel, Ricciardo, Alguersuari and now Carlos Sainz Jr., who was my rival in the GP3 Series two years ago, were added to its historic roll of honour.

“I am very grateful to Zeta Corse, thank you for the trust you have placed in me. This is a completely new experience for me, so I need to make the most of pre-season tests. 2015 is going to be a very important year for me, surely a crucial one.”

Just five seats remain unconfirmed ahead of the new Formula Renault 3.5 season, with the first race taking place at Motorland Aragon in Spain on April 25th.