Formula Master race-winner Josef Kral will join JD Motorsport

Formula Master race-winner Josef Kral will join JD Motorsport

07.02.2009: ....on his return to the Series for the 2009 season. The 18-year-old Czech, who won his first Formula Master race in Oschersleben last year, will switch from his 2008 squad, Team JVA, to JD Motorsport for the upcoming

....on his return to the Series for the 2009 season.


The 18-year-old Czech, who won his first Formula Master race in Oschersleben last year, will switch from his 2008 squad, Team JVA, to JD Motorsport for the upcoming season. Kral drove for JD Motorsport during the winter tests, breaking the 2.0 litre race car lap record at the Valencia circuit in Spain last December with a best lap of 1:26.577.

"I'm very happy to be joining JD Motorsport this year," said Kral. "They did such a good job last year; I knew I wanted to drive for them this season. The whole team is really good and so is the car; it's the title-winning team and car. I'm planning to do everything I can to win the 2009 title.

"I'm also looking forward to the competition; Fabio [Leimer] will be a great rival and we've known each other for a long time so it will be great fun."

"We're happy that Josef chose our team for 2009 and we're sure that he will fit in very well with our staff," added JD Motorsport Team Principal Roberto Cavallari. "We enjoyed great reliability in 2008 and believe that our performance will increase further this season.

"The Formula Master Series, thanks to its strong technical and promotional levels which include Eurosport coverage until 2012, allows us to offer a high standard of competition to our drivers. In turn this helps them towards achieving their ambitions to drive in the GP2 Series and Formula 1."
 
For more information, please visit www.formulamaster.net.  

Formula Master has delivered some of Europe's best racing since its debut in 2007 with the Series' concept of offering young, aspiring drivers the chance to establish themselves on an international stage proving a great success already.

 
2009

·         Two events with Formula 1 (Hungaroring and Spa)
·         Six event with WTCC (Pau, Valencia, Brno, Brands Hatch, Oschersleben, Imola)
·         Only series to partner two FIA world championships for all its rounds
·         Eight events - 16 races
·         Eight European destinations
·         Both races broadcast on the Eurosport platform with Sunday races live on Eurosport International

N.Technology race car

·         Engine: Formula Master (250 HP)
·         Chassis: Tatuus carbon fibre monocoque
·         Light-weight body (560 kg including driver)
·         Magneti Marelli hydraulic gearbox control system with gearbox and clutch paddles
·         Magneti Marelli ECU Marvel 8 (version 2008), which includes data acquisition
·         First car in the world to secure 2008 FIA F3 homologation
·         Control tyres by Yokohama

Series statistics

·         105 million TV viewers in 78 countries worldwide
·         684,000 attending spectators (2007-08)
·         66 drivers - 23 countries (2007-08)
·         2007 Champion Jérôme D'Ambrosio (BEL), Cram Competition
·         2008 Champion Chris van der Drift (NZL), JD Motorsport
 
 
  - Aurélie Donzelot - photo Formula Master

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07.02.2009 / MaP

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