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Beitske Visser to race Formula Renault 3.5 with AVF (+video)

Dutch race car driver Beitske Visser will make her debut in Formula Renault 3.5 this season with Spanish team AVF.

Visser, 19, raced in the international karting scene and spent the past two seasons competing in the German ADAC Formel Masters series.

She graduated to car racing in 2012 with Team Lotus where she collected two victories.

The year after, she joined the Red Bull Junior Team. She claimed one victory and ranked eighth overall.

However, she lost the Red Bull support of the end of the year. After several tests in various cars, she struck a deal to race in the World Series by Renault Formula 3.5 series in 2014.

Visser will be racing alongside Zoel Amberg at AVF.

"I fell in love with the F.Renault 3.5 car in Monza, and from then on contesting the World Series season became my only aim," said Visser ion a press release.

"I worked hard with the engineers to understand the car and to step-up in terms of driving, and in the meantime I used any spare time I had to work out and build the strength and the stamina needed to master such a car. I'm happy with the progress we made in testing and even more happy to know that there's a lot of room for improvement. I'm really looking forward to the start of the season in Monza."