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Keisuke Kunimoto Signs with Epsilon Euskadi

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted September 14, 2009 at 1:34 pm Signing, World Series by Renault

Keisuke Kunimoto

photo--keisukekunimoto.com

Keisuke Kunimoto signed a two-race deal with Epsilon Euskadi for the remaining events on the 2009 World Series by Renault schedule.

The 20-year-old Japanese driver won the Macau Grand Prix last season, driving for Tom’s.  He finished 2nd overall in the 2008 Japanese Formula 3-Championship Class.  This season he has been competing in the Formula Nippon championship, finishing inside the top-ten in 60% of his race starts.

Keisuke will partner Chris van der Drift under the Epsilon Euskadi canopy.  I think this is a pretty decent signing for the team, it will be interesting to see if Keisuke will be able to come up with the necessary funding for a full WSR campaign in 2010.

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  1. Andreas on September 14, 2009 3:33 pm

    He’s a Toyota Junior so I don’t think funding will be a problem if that’s the route they want him to take. They are quite obviously preparing him for a European 2010 campaign. I’d say GP2 would make more sense now when he has a year of Formula Nippon experience.

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