Renault Sport Technologies has confirmed details about the future of the World Series by Renault following their decision to pull the plug on the prominent F1 feeder series, Formula Renault 3.5.

The remaining elements within the WSR stable - which include Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and the new endurance series, the Renault Sport Trophy - will support European Le Mans at five races in 2016, it has been revealed.

European Le Mans is a main stay within the continent's racing and can boast former FR3.5 racer Oliver Webb as one of its most recent champions. Jean-Pascal Dauce, Motorsport Director for Renault Sport Technologies, confirmed the news.

"During a period of reconstruction for the feeder series', we are thrilled to have concluded this agreement with the ELMS to organise our championships," he told the press in a statement. "After having collaborated by their side at several meetings the past two years, it was wise to take the plunge to offer varied events in as much for the spectators as for our competitors."

It is also hoped that FR2.0 Eurocup will support the Monaco Grand Prix in place of FR3.5 and will race at the famous circuit alongside GP2.

"This partnership will also offer a quality setting to the Formula Renault 2.0 and Renault Sport Trophy drivers in proposing race meetings at legendary circuits, including a number of F1 venues," continued Dauce. "A very good school for the young drivers who hope to reach motor racing's most prestigious category."

Renault Sport announced in July this year that financial support for FR3.5 will cease from 2016. As reported earlier by, Jaime Alguersuari - CEO of WSR promoters, RPM Racing - will spearhead the future of FR3.5 going forward.



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