New FR3.5 team KMP takes shape

Infant Formula Renault 3.5 team KMP Racing has confirmed that it has secured premises in Colomiers in south-west France and recruited many ex-Tech 1 staff, as preparations for its debut season take shape

New FR3.5 team KMP takes shape

Team owner Bruno Besson has revealed to AUTOSPORT that up to 80 per cent of KMP Racing's workforce will be sourced from Toulouse-based neighbour, and former Formula Renault 3.5 double teams' champion, Tech 1 Racing.

"My workshop is 10-15km away from Tech 1 because I didn't want all of the staff to have to uproot, and it is a good location logistically for the races," Besson told AUTOSPORT.

"[Tech 1 team boss] Simon [Abadie] wanted to find some different people to go in a new direction, and I think they will have a very successful year. My only relationship with Tech 1 is that Simon is a very good friend.

"It's a different situation to when Victory Engineering had a technical partnership with Carlin Motorsport [in 2006]. That is now absolutely forbidden, there is an explicit rule. I have cleared the situation with Renault Sport and it will not be a problem."

KMP Racing is understood to be looking for a second Russian driver to partner Anton Nebylitskiy.

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