29.05.2009: FC Midtjylland entry into this year’s fast approaching Superleague Formula race series will be managed by top race team Hitech. Last season British-based Hitech underlined its expertise by winning three of the Superleague
FC Midtjylland entry into this year’s fast approaching Superleague Formula race series will be managed by top race team Hitech. Last season British-based Hitech underlined its expertise by winning three of the Superleague showdowns for Liverpool and FC Porto as well as taking Liverpool to fourth place in the final points table behind champions Beiing Guoan, PSV Eindhoven and AC Milan.
“FC Midtjylland is a really exciting new project for us because it’s a small club,” explained David Hayle, team director vat Hitech. “With Midtjylland we are creating a ‘David and Golliath’ situation as one of the smallest of the football clubs competing takes on some of the sport’s top giants. That’s why to get results with FC Midtjylland would be fantastic.”
FC Midtjylland has announced local Danish driver Kasper Andersen will be in its hot-seat. As a warm-up for the new season – kicking off in Magny Cours, France at the end of June – Andersen is currently contesting the opening few rounds of the 2009 Formula Master series with Hitech.
“Kasper hasn’t driven a race car since the last Superleague race six months ago,” explained Hayle. “We are doing these races together to help him to build a relationship with the team and to get him into the best shape we can in the run up to Magny Cours.”
“I’m doing the first three Formula Master races to help me to get to know the team,” confirmed Andersen. “I saw what Hitech achieved last year and I’ve got to say I was impressed. For sure the aim is to win races in 2009. What could be more exciting; the car is the best I’ve ever driven and I’m back in Superleague with a top team representing a Danish soccer club. It’s a dream come true for me to be racing for Midtjylland – the people are so enthusiastic and it’s a real pleasure for me to be working with them.” Superleague Formula
Superleague Formula is the fusion of the two of the world’s most popular sports – capturing the passion of football with the thrill and excitement of motor racing. The new concept features a field of evenly matched V12-powered, 750 horsepower single seater racecars bearing the colours of the world’s leading football teams. Traditional rivals on the pitch are doing battle at some of the world’s greatest racetracks.
The series kicked off in 2008 with 12 ‘double-header races staged at six of Europe’s premier venues. Underlining the competitive nature of Superleague Formula, no fewer than eight soccer clubs (AC Milan, Al-Ain, Beijing Guoan FC, BVB Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool FC, FC Porto, PSV Eindhoven and Sevilla FC) experienced race victories during what was a dramatic inaugural campaign. Building on this success, an expanded grid will contest the 2009 championship, which starts at Magny-Cours in France on 27/28 June. 2009 Superleague Formula Race Dates: Round Circuit Country Date 1 Magny-Cours France June 27/28, 2009 2 Zolder Belgium July 18/19, 2009 3 Donington Park UK August 1/2, 2009 4 Estoril Portugal September 5/6, 2009 5 Monza Italy October 3/4, 2009 6 Circuito de Jarama Spain November 7/8, 2009
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Location: Vallelunga Circuit
Date: 2nd November 2008
Race 1 - SF Round 5 Italy - Classification
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