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WS: Keen, Valerio in at Eurointernational.

Having established a reputation for adopting a swift driver rotation policy through the season, Eurointernational are not changing their ways for the final round of the World Series by Renault at Barcelona after snapping up Richard Keen and Alberto Valerio.

According to Italiaracing.net, it is a return to the Italian squad for British Formula Renault driver Keen, the Brit having made his series debut at Donington Park where he recorded a pair of finishes towards the back of the field, although it will be the first time British Formula Three driver Valerio has sampled one of the 3.5-litre V6 machines.

Valerio's debut makes him the ninth different driver in nine meetings to have driven one of the Eurointernational cars, the team having failed to acquire the services of a permanent driver who is willing to pay their way for the whole season.

Although the replacement of occasional driver Mehdi Bennani comes as nothing of a surprise, the loss of Marcos Martinez is more unexpected. Indeed, the team would have benefited from the Spaniard's local knowledge around the Barcelona circuit, while the youngster has shown promise since his debut at the Nurburgring, including a fourth place starting position in Germany.

Valerio though comes to the World Series having endured a competitive maiden season in British Formula Three, the Brazilian taking on the challenge of the series having triumphed in his SudAm F3 championship the previous year. It is not yet known whether his or Keen's single-race deal with Eurointernational could extend to a full season in 2007.


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