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Prema promote Coletti for Monaco

Stefano Coletti will make his World Series by Renault debut at his home Monaco event after earning a graduation with Prema Powerteam.

Having broken his F3 Euroseries victory duck for the Italian team over the weekend, Coletti has been given the opportunity to impress in faster machinery after snaring a one race deal with Prema.

Taking the place of Frankie Provenzano, the Monegasque racer was thrilled to be racing on home ground, particularly as it doubles up as a support event for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.

"I've been waiting for this for a long time, he said. “As a child I already knew something strange was happening down the streets. Then when I realized and started to race go-karts, the wait got even more tough, and can finally announce my debut.

“I really want to thank Prema for this surprise, as well as all the people that made it all possible. It'll be really hard, on a totally unknown race configuration, but I hope to compensate with enthusiasm and have a nice time.”

Joining fellow F3 Euroseries racers Brendon Hartley and Jules Bianchi in competing at Monaco, Coletti nonetheless faces a tough task having had no prior experience of the car or the circuit, while the weekend will only see him race once.

"We're extremely happy to give Stefano such a great chance,” added team manager Angelo Rosin. “We know how talented he is, having fielded him in the Formula 3 Euro Series since mid 2008.

“He's fast, clean and has a lot of potential, but it wont be easy to debut with a new car, on a street racetrack featuring a single race instead of the usual two, and with such a limited practice time. I believe Stefano will be able to fight at the top given the right focus, which he proved to have in the past."

Contrary to their fine F3 Euroseries start, Prema have struggled in World Series by Renault this season, with both Provenzano and Omar Julian Leal featuring towards the back of the World Series by Renault grid in the first two rounds. They are one of only two teams, the other being Comtec, yet to score this year.


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