PAUL RICARD, FRANCE – KIC Evans GP has completed two productive pre-season tests ahead of the 2024 FIA Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine (FRECA) season, with drivers Costa Toparis and Alex Sawer gaining valuable track time in the team’s Tatuus F3-T318 cars.

The test at Paul Ricard saw Toparis continue to develop after his first FRECA outing in Barcelona, whilst new signing Alex Sawer made significant improvements as he steps up to Formula Regional machinery. Toparis took part in both days of testing, whilst Sawer unfortunately missed the second day due to a clash with the Chinese Formula 4 support race at the Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai.

Both Toparis and Sawer receive technical support from Evans GP personnel under a partnership with Finnish FRECA team KIC Motorsport, who also field Thai driver Nandhavud Bhirombakhdi.

Josh Evans, Evans GP Team Principal: “The past two pre-season tests at Barcelona and Paul Ricard have been very productive. There’s a lot that’s been learned, and Costa and Alex have both gained some good track time and experience under their belt. Right now, we’re fully focused on preparing for the testing and racing at Hockenheim that’s coming up.”

The third and final pre-season test will take place at Hockenheim next week, before the first round of the championship gets underway on the 10-12 May. Both qualifying sessions and races will be streamed live on the official FRECA YouTube channel.

2024 FRECA Calendar

The 2024 FRECA season features three pre-season collective tests held over six days, ahead of a 10-event calendar. All races are held at current or former Grand Prix tracks.

  • Pre-Season Collective Test 1: 3-4 April 2024, Barcelona, Spain
  • Pre-Season Collective Test 2: 16-17 April 2024, Paul Ricard, France
  • Pre-Season Collective Test 3: 24-25 April 2024, Hockenheim, Germany
  • Round 1: 11-12 May 2024, Hockenheim, Germany
  • Round 2: 25-26 May 2024, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
  • Round 3: 8-9 June 2024, Zandvoort, Netherlands
  • Round 4: 22-23 June 2024, Hungaroring, Hungary
  • Round 5: 13-14 July 2024, Mugello, Italy
  • Round 6: 20-21 July 2024, Paul Ricard, France
  • Round 7: 7-8 September 2024, Imola, Italy
  • Round 8: 14-15 September 2024, Red Bull Ring, Austria
  • Round 9: 28-29 September 2024, Barcelona, Spain
  • Round 10: 26-27 October 2024, Monza, Italy

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About Evans GP

Evans GP is a professional motor racing team competing in the Formula Regional European, Middle Eastern, and Asian Championships. With a dedicated crew and skilled drivers, Evans GP strives for excellence and success in the high-stakes, high-performance world of motorsport. The team has a global presence in motorsport, with facilities in the UK, Italy, and Malaysia.

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