Formula Renault Alps racer Dario Capitanio has opted stay with BVM Racing as he enters his second season in the championship.
The 18-year-old Italian moved to the Central European category last year, following a season in Italian Formula Renault; however tails of poor luck and inconsistency meant Capitanio failed to deliver on his potential shown in 2012.
In a tricky year, Capitanio scored only four points finishes – the highest of which was a 7th place during the opening weekend at Vallelunga.
However team boss Giuseppe Mazzotti believes his Italian charger will fair far better now that he has some extra experience in his side. “Because of bad luck, because of some evident lack of experience, his 2013 season was nota s successful a sit could have been. I’m quite sure that the 2014 could be the right season to emerge – he showed some good potential and he will still improve.”
Capitanio is now one of five drivers to have signed up for the upcoming Alps season with Fortec running Martin Kodric and Charles Leclerc. Meanwhile Tech 1 Racing have signed Canada’s Luke Chudleigh, while TS Corse will have veteran Pietro Peccenini in their Tatuus machine.