Russian driver Alexey Korneev has switched to Fortec Motorsports for his second full year in Formula Renault.
Part of the SMP Racing stable, 18-year-old Korneev came 15th in the Eurocup standings in 2016 with eight points finishes, driving for JD Motorsport.
He previously won three races across the French and SMP F4 series in his maiden season of single-seaters in 2015.
“I’m happy to join Fortec Motorsports as a driver in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 next season,” he said.
“I will do my best to represent SMP Racing in this championship on a top level.
“I feel a lot more confident now and I hope that with Fortec we can achieve all our goals in 2017.”
Fortec ran cars in Fortec colours for Nikita Troitskiy and Alexander Vartanyan in 2016.