Superleague Formula by Sonangol selects nine racing teams for 2010

26.02.2010: The final selection of teams set to enter the upcoming Superleague Formula by Sonangol campaign, due to kick off at Silverstone on April 2nd, has now taken place. The roster, increased by two from the end of last season, sees each squad fielding a pair

The final selection of teams set to enter the upcoming Superleague Formula by Sonangol campaign, due to kick off at Silverstone on April 2nd, has now taken place.

The roster, increased by two from the end of last season, sees each squad fielding a pair of football clubs each.

Due to compete alongside existing teams Atech, Alan Docking Racing, GU Racing, Reid Motorsport, Azerti and Epsilon are Emilio de Villota Motorsport and Laurent Redon, as well as one further outfit still to be announced. 

Superleague Formula Competition Director Robin Webb said:
“It’s obviously great news that we’ve increased the number of racing teams set to compete in the Superleague Formula by Sonangol Championship in 2010, with each outfit now responsible for just two cars each. I’m confident that the quality of racing will increase still further thanks to the addition of the new teams and the huge prize fund which exceeds five million euros this year.

We’re also hopeful of announcing the final two clubs and race team within the next few days, as well as the 2010 driver roster. All I can say at the moment is that we’ve had considerable interest from drivers who have competed in many different categories including GP2 and A1GP and – of course – F1, which speaks volumes for the championship’s growing credibility within motorsport.”

Team Manager Emilio de Villota added
: “After winning the Euroseries 3000 in 2009, we have no doubts that joining Superleague Formula by Sonangol is the best way forward for our team to continue. In 2010, Superleague Formula will make an important jump by doubling its number of races from 6 to 12, something which positions this championship at the forefront of international motorsport. It’s for this reason that Emilio de Villota Motorsport has decided to join its ranks, with the intention of making a global impact.”

GU Racing’s Günther Unterreitmeier said:
“After a highly successful campaign last season with FC Basel and Olympiacos, we’re full of confidence heading into our third year of Superleague Formula. Retaining the same clubs obviously helps with continuity so I’m really hopeful of a strong season ahead.”



Superleague Formula by Sonangol 2010: Confirmed entries


Atech Grand Prix (UK): Liverpool and Atletico de Madrid

Azerti (BE): Anderlecht and Corinthians

Emilio de Villota Motorsport (SP): AS Roma and Sevilla FC 

Alan Docking Racing (UK): Tottenham Hotspur and TBA

Reid Motorsport (UK): AC Milan and PSV Eindhoven

Epsilon (FR): Galatasaray and TBA

GÜ Racing (GE): FC Basel and Olympiacos

Laurent Redon (FR): Lyon and Sporting Lisbon

TBA: Porto and Flamengo



Look out for further football club, driver and team developments in the coming weeks ahead of Superleague Formula’s opening round of the season at Silverstone on April 3/4.



-Andy Wilkinson, Tom Hornsby-

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26.02.2010 / MaP

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