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Moreau stays on
17 December 2007
Having already confirmed he will race with the Luc Alphand Aventure team in the Le Mans Series in 2008, Guillaume Moreau has confirmed that he will also return to the World Series by Renault with the KTR Team.
Moreau competed for the team during his debut campaign and took a pole position in Budapest and a win at Magny-Cours – results he will aim to build on in 2008.
"We were in advanced negotiations with several teams but KTR was always my number one choice," he said. "I like the ambience that reigns in Kurt and Prosper Mollekens' squad, and I have a very close relationship with my engineer, Frank Coekaerts. I'm very happy that we've reached a new agreement.
"I've always been quick with KTR and we've never been far behind the front-runners, even if we just missed out on some good results. The team has taken into account the reasons for these missed opportunities. The staff has grown and everyone is striving for perfection. It's this burning desire to win that tipped the scales in their favour.
"It's clear that the 2008 season will be crucial for my career, as it's my second year in the formula and I have no choice but to go for the title. We're going to throw all our forces into the battle with this objective in mind."
Moreau added that he was looking forward to getting his hands on the new WSBR machine, which the team will shakedown in Valencia in early March.
"The new car's really great as it looks like an F1, and it's going to be very quick because its power's been increased to around 500bhp," he said. "But the philosophy is very close to the 2007 model. I know that KTR's working methods will suit this car down to the ground.
"We'll have an advantage over our rivals: namely, we know each other very well and we won't need any time to adapt in the driver/engineer relationship. It's up to us to take full advantage of this in every practice session, and push the envelope further in terms of set-up to be a step ahead of our rivals."