MRF Challenge unveils 2017-18 entry list

The entry list for the 2017-18 edition of the MRF Challenge series has been revealed, including German F4 and USF2000 runner-ups Felipe Drugovich and Rinus Van Kalmthout.

MRF Challenge unveils 2017-18 entry list
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Euroformula Open podium finisher Alex Karkosik, Pastor Maldonado’s cousin Manuel and Louis Gachot, son of former F1 driver and Le Mans winner Bertrand, will be also present on the grid.

In all, 18 drivers from 13 countries will contest the Indo-international series across four rounds, starting on November 16-18th in Bahrain as a support series for the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi will host back-to-back rounds in December, with the season concluding in Chennai on February 2-4th.

Updated Formula 3-spec car

Series organisers confirmed that an updated Formula 3-level car will be used for the forthcoming season, which has been built with input from legendary F1 designer Adrian Newey.

The F2000 car will now feature a Hewland six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifts, while several upgrades have also been made on the aerodynamic side.

It will continue to be powered by a Mountune Duratec engine, which churns out 230 bhp. 

Entry list

Driver

 Nazim Azman

 Harri Jones

 Richard Wagner

 Robert Megennis

 Henning Enqvist

 Julien Falchero

 Daniel Nielsen Frost

 Rinus Van Kalmthout

 Perdana Putra Minang

 Kurt Hill

 Dylan Young

 Pavan Ravishankar

 Alex Karkosik

 Michelangelo Amendola 

 Felipe Drugovich

 Presley Martono

 Louis Gachot

 Manuel Maldonado

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