Spanish race car driver Carmen Jorda will return to racing this weekend when she competes in the Renault Sport Trophy series at the Motorland Aragon circuit. The Spaniard last raced in the 2014 GP3 championship, but will return to racing this year with Renault’s backing.
The former Lotus development driver and Renault Sport brand ambassador have not competed since losing her seat in the GP3 series after the Monza race in 2014. She made her debut in GP3 with Ocean Racing Technology in 2012, finishing the season 28th in the driver’s championship.
The 27-year-old Jorda was signed to Lotus, which now known as Renault F1 Team, at the beginning of 2015 season as a development driver, which involved simulator work at the team’s Enstone base. Jorda has never competed in a practice session during the season, but frequently attended races.
Jorda was part of the Lotus F1 team that being battled with financial problems. Last year, French manufacturer Renault acquired the team, which will come with a name change and new status as a works team. The Spanish racer highly is confident she will stay on the team, despite the imminent changes.
Jorda will join the two-time class winner of the 24-Hours of Dubai Jordan Gregor at the V8 racing team, which has two wins in the inaugural Renault Sport Trophy season last year.
She will team up with the two-time class winner of the 24 Hours of Dubai Jordan Grogor at the V8 Racing team, which got two wins in the inaugural Renault Sport Trophy season in 2015.
The V8 racing team took a win in the Prestige class – now known as AM – with Diederik Sijthoff. However, it is still unclear whether the Spanish racer will compete in the PRO or AM category. A total of 28 cars will compete at the Motorland Aragon Circuit this weekend.
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