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Nick Yelloly signs for Comtec in Formula Renault 3.5

Nick YellolyNick Yelloly will race in Formula Renault 3.5 with Comtec this season after his impressive partial campaign in 2011.

The 21-year-old Briton made three FR3.5 appearances for Pons Racing alongside his GP3 programme last year, and qualified sixth on his debut at Silverstone then finished second at Catalunya.

Comtec team manager John Barnett said those drives had put Yelloly high up the team's shopping list.

"Nick burst onto the World Series scene last season and immediately made an impact; surprising and impressing everyone with his pace," said Barnett. "Since then, it was our aim to secure Nick as part of the team for 2012.

"During winter testing he immediately gelled with his engineer, Paul Heath, and we all appreciated his professional and controlled approach to testing. I believe that together we can develop Comtec's new World Series 3.5 car into a championship winning package."

Yelloly said his form in FR3.5 last season had left him full of confidence for 2012.

"There are a number of excellent drivers in this year's WSR 3.5 championship, but when competing in the last three rounds last year there were also some highly regarded prospects, as there is every year in the championship, so that's no real worry to me," he said.

"I recently visited Comtec's facility to have a look around and after my initial visit, I'm very confident in what they have set in place for the 2012 season and the development work that has already been completed at this stage."

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