The South-African driver, Callan O’Keeffe has joined Fortec Motorsports to compete in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championships, as a lot of drivers confirmed yet.
O’Keeffe debuted in the single-seater in 2012 in the Formula BMW Talent Cup under Red Bull support, He finished on ninth place and did the step up to the ADAC Formel Masters in 2013 where he finished on 13th place, and ends his collaboration with Red Bull.
The South-African join the Lotus program last year and joins ART Junior to race in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC. Callan finished 4 times in the top10, taking the 16th place in the Eurocup championship. The NEC goes better with a 7th place in the drivers’ standings, including a victory in Assen.
May be the results, maybe too much drivers in and the lack of budget of Lotus, has caused put Callan O’Keeffe out of the Lotus Junior Program, also because the juniors of Lotus decided to race in the FIA F3 European championship besides the Eurocup FR2.0.
The role of Callan in the Brit team is the second driver role. Being realistic, Lotus had and have an excess of drivers in his junior program and now the Enstone team is moving for money decisions. But we also need to think on the fact that O’Keeffe has never highlighted in any championship, besides being in a good teams. His target for this 2015, and where he’ll be in the Eurocup is the Top10. In the NEC he could fight for top 3-5.