Local hero to race for PS Eindhoven ...

Local hero to race for PS Eindhoven ...

19.06.2009: Dutch racer Dominick Muermans will line up for PSV Eindhoven in this year’s Superleague Formula series, which kicks off at Magny-Cours in France on 27/28 June. PSV Commercial Director Marcel

IN 2009 SUPERLEAGUE FORMULA

Dutch racer Dominick Muermans will line up for PSV Eindhoven in this year’s Superleague Formula series, which kicks off at Magny-Cours in France on 27/28 June. PSV Commercial Director Marcel van den Bunder made the announcement at a well-attended press conference at Zolder – the Belgian circuit is hosting the second round of this year’s eagerly anticipated championship in mid-July.

Muermans knows the Superleague Formule V12 single-seater well have been a regular test driver in 2008. Now he’s looking forward to playing a more central role having been selected to race for the team that he supports. “It is great to drive in the Superleague Formula,” he enthused. “I love driving the PSV car – it is really a good car. And I am also a PSV fan, so this is twice as special for me.”

With his driver now confirmed, PSV race team manager Wim Coekelbergs is excited to be starting the new season. “The car is reliable, the team is super motivated and the goal is to be faster than last season. Our new driver Dominique is really ambitious and so are we. I think that this season will be a good season for PSV,” he predicted.

As part of the build up to Superleague Formula’s return to Zolder next month and to give the media a taste of the action to come, PSV and Glasgow Rangers cars were put through their paces during the press conference. ”Last year there were a lot of spectators, but we had a lot of rain. Let’s hope that this year the weather will be better and that the race will be just as spectacular,” said Robin Webb, Superleague Formula’s Competition Director.

 
PROFILE

Name: Dominick Muermans

Date of Birth: 17 July 1984
Place of Birth: Geleen , The Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch
Residence: Belgium
Marital State: Single
Education: International IGCSE, International school IB, International and American University of London Hobbies: Cycling, Snowboarding, Golf and Travelling

Dominick Muermans – The Driver


Dominick Muermans, the talented newcomer made his debut recently during the Paasraces at the Zandvoort racetrack. Dominick is going to add some mileage on his tally in the prestigious Dutch Formula Renault 2.0 championship. In addition to this championship the twentythree-year old driver from Maaseik will gain experience in the strong German two liter Formula Renault championship.

 Muermans, who learns the trade at the renown Van Amersfoort Racing team, starts his autosport career with a clean sheet. The Limburg based driver followed his education at the American University of Londen in England last year, but temporarily stopped this study to concentrate on racing.

Dominick momentarily has an absolute learning year but is very fast during qualifying already. During races he is capable to fight some close battles in the midfield and learns the international tracks very fast. Dominick is continuing his good performance and we will heart a lot of him the coming period!

Career Data:

2008:Champcar Atlantics
2007:ChampCars Atlantics
International Formula Master
ATS Formule 3 Cup
2006:Recaro Formula 3
2005:Formule Renault 2.0 Nederlands Kampioenschap
Formule Renault 2.0 Duits Kampioenschap


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 


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, a slightly revised grid featuring three new clubs (Olympique Lyonnais, FC Midtjylland and Sporting Clube de Portugal) will contest the 2009 championship, which starts at Magny-Cours in France on 27/28 June.

 
 
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19.06.2009 / MaP

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