Reigning World Series by Renault team champions Interwetten.Com Racing will adopt an all-South American driver line-up when the season kicks off at Monza after securing the services of Salvador Duran for 2007.

Joining the long confirmed Brazilian Carlos Iaconelli, Duran graduates from the British Formula Three Series, despite the Mexican enduring a somewhat disappointing first season competing in the 'championship' class with Hitech Racing, the former scholarship winner finishing a disappointing tenth overall.

Nonetheless, despite this setback Duran has kept his name in the forefront for deals over the winter period thanks to his star turn in A1 Grand Prix where he has thus far managed nine podiums, including two wins, for Team Mexico since the championship got underway in 2005.

Duran did appear for Interwetten during post-season testing, impressing onlookers by setting the eleventh fastest time at Valencia on his first attempt in one of the 3.5-litre machines, while he also outpaced Iaconelli, a performance that is likely to have been a prelude to a potential deal.

Nonetheless, it will be tough for Interwetten to repeat their performance from 2006 having emerged as surprise title contenders with the combination of Eric Salignon and Andy Soucek at the wheel, the Franco-Spain duo claiming three wins and seven podiums over the course of the season.


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