Formula S2000 on the way up

19.09.2007: Formula S2000 on the way up

Aside from superb on-track action and a growing international profile, International Formula Masterís Formula S2000 is fast developing a reputation as a great hill climber.

IFM team Jenzer Motosport, together with driver Florian Lachat, have enjoyed great results following the Formula S2000ís entry into a range of hill climbing challenges in Switzerland.

Les Rangiers saw the single-seater successfully complete its first outing with a second in category win and a seventh overall finish. Less than a week later, the IFM race car took itís first category win at Oberhallau, setting the fourth best total time of the event whilst Gurnigel saw the Formula S2000 finish second in its category with a sixth place overall finish.

"We have made very little changes to the car so far," said Jenzer Motorsport Team Principal Andreas Jenzer. "It was almost taken straight from delivery to its first hill climb as Florian Lachat just wanted to get used to the car and have some fun! Things have worked out very well so far and we are very happy with our results."

"I was rather surprised to hear about this project," added IFM Series Director Mauro Sipsz. "However, it is great to hear how well the Formula S2000 is doing away from the track and shows how truly versatile the car can be."

For on-board video footage of the Formula S2000ís hill climb at Les Rangiers please click here http://e2ma.net/go/734690471/626156/21955057/goto:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYGViT_R6-4  

IFM rounds 13 and 14 will take place at Brands Hatch, United Kingdom on 22 and 23 September 2007.

For more information please visit www.formulamaster.net

 

As an exciting new single-seater series, IFM offers young, aspiring drivers the chance to prove themselves on an international stage (as it is part of the FIA World Touring Car Championship race weekend package), training and preparing them for the highest echelons of  single-seater racing in front of a global TV audience provided by Eurosport.

Featuring N.Technologyís Formula S2000 race car with electric gearshift and clutch paddles and advanced aerodynamics, the car weighs just 550kg including the driver and runs on control tyres by Yokohama. It has already secured 2008 FIA homologation approval Ė a world first Ė and has generated excitement from all sectors thanks to its dynamic styling, light-weight body and powerful engine.

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19.09.2007 / MaP

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