The newly formed South East Asia Formula 4 Championship has secured an exclusive engine deal with Renault.
The French manufacturer will supply its newly designed F4R power unit, which will be fitted to the championship’s FIA F4 homologated Mygale chassis.
Built to FIA F4 regulations, the 16 valve naturally aspirated engine will produce 160 horsepower.
Renault’s new unit has undergone extensive testing including an outing at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit, which will host the opening round of the new championship from August 6-7.
“We had to match a very tight specification list and are 100% satisfied with the outcome,” said Renault Sport Racing’s Jean-Pascal Dauce.
“The global environment and success of the FIA Formula 4 pushed Renault to launch the new F4R engine for 2016 and we are proud to have Formula 4 South East Asia as our first global client.”
The South East Asia Formula 4 Championship, run by Peter Thompson’s Meritus GP operation, will host a 30 race calendar held over six meetings, including the KLCity 400 meeting and the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix.