AVF has completed its driver line-up for the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 Championship with the signing of multiple race winner Egor Orudzhev.

The Spanish team - headed up by former FR3.5 driver Adrian Valles - secured the inaugural Formula V8 3.5 drivers' title in 2016 with Tom Dillmann but will head into 2017 with an all-new driver line-up.

Having already confirmed Matevos Isaakyan in the first seat, his Russian counterpart Orudzhev will join from Arden as he looks to build on a lucrative 2016 campaign that brought five wins, more than any other driver in the series.

"I am happy to become a part of AV Formula. They were competitive and consistent last year and I look forward to building on this to enjoy even more success in 2017. And this is good opportunity for me to fight for the title. I want to thank once again SMP Racing for their support and believing in me. I really look forward to be back on-track."

With two race winners on its books, AVF owner Valles is confident his team has the line-up to defend its hard-earned crown.

"We are delighted to field two drivers from SMP Racing, Isaakyan and Orudzhev, in the 2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5. With the addition of Egor, our line-up is definitely one of the most interesting of the whole pack and I think we will be able to challenge once again for the title with both drivers.

"Orudzhev is a quick, smart and talented driver with good experience in the series. In 2016, he made a considerable step forward becoming one of the brightest stars of the championship."

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