Superleague Formula by Sonangol all set for blast off in Magny-Cours

Superleague Formula by Sonangol all set for blast off in Magny-Cours

25.06.2009: The final countdown has begun: there are now just days before the spectacular 2009 ‘Superleague Formula by Sonangol’ race series kicks off this weekend (27/28 France) at Magny-Cours in France.

The final countdown has begun: there are now just days before the spectacular 2009 ‘Superleague Formula by Sonangol’ race series kicks off this weekend (27/28 France) at Magny-Cours in France.

The former home of the French Grand Prix not only will witness the start of what promises to be an even more dramatic second season for the ground breaking Superleague Formula series – that combines the gusto and exhilaration of premier league motor sport with the passion and obsession of football – but also will witness several significant evolutions for the dynamic championship.

Major new developments for 2009 include the arrival of three new soccer clubs, a thrilling new race format, the introduction of upgraded and more powerful V12 engines, the addition of three famous new venues, even more top class drivers as well as the advent of a new title sponsor following confirmation that Angolan-based multinational oil giant Sonangol has entered into an important two-year partnership with Superleague Formula.

As well as the three Superleage Formula headline races (see Super Final below), this weekend’s busy track schedule includes rounds of both the Euroseries 3000 and popular MitJets championships.

However, as always, there is far more to a Superleague Formula event than on-track action. Adding an extra fun dimension to each race weekend, meetings include a programme of off-track entertainment with festival activities for all ages to add extra value to the admission ticket. At Magny-Cours fans can enjoy a wide range of amusing entertainments including: stunt moto displays, slot car racing, minikarts, Playstation contests and many more.

An ‘open-to-all’ philosophy also allows fans to get access to the paddock, to the rear of the pit garages and to meet their football and racing heroes. Adding to the excitement, in the final build up to the opening weekend at Magny-Cours there will be a spectacular demonstration featuring the Olympique Lyonnais, Liverpool and AS Roma cars on the streets of the local city of Nevers. This dazzling street show is being organised by Superleague Formula, Magny Cours and the city hall.


Three new clubs:

The majority of those internationally renowned soccer clubs contesting the inaugural Superleague Formula are back for more action in 2009. This time, though, European champions such as AC Milan and Liverpool FC are joined on the 18-car grid by three ambitious rookies: FC Midtjylland, Olympique Lyonnais, and Sporting Clube de Portugal. Olympique Lyonnais is the series’ first French club and sure to be the ‘fans favourite’ this weekend at Magny-Cours.


New Super Final climax:


Magny-Cours will witness the introduction of an exciting new race format. As in 2008, race day will feature two 45-minutes showdowns, the second with a reverse starting grid taken from the finishing results of the first. However the action-packed schedule will now reach its thrilling climax with a third race for the top three finishers from the first two races.

This special six-car ‘shoot-out’ will decide the overall ‘Weekend Winner’. Extra championship points will not be on offer but the final results will determine the distribution of each event’s €333,000 prize fund.


More powerful V12 engines:


Specially designed and manufactured exclusively for the series by Menard Competition Technologies in Oxfordshire, England, the advanced 4.2-litre V12 is fitted to all the single-seater racers that represent many of the world’s top football clubs on the vibrant Superleague Formula grid. Since its introduction in 2008, the high-tech 750+ horsepower engine has received widespread acclaim for both its power and reliability as well as for delivering stirring sounds, which have added greatly to the football-inspired fervor in the grandstands.

Now, with a year’s racing experience successfully completed, MCT has introduced several significant upgrades aimed at increasing both power and durability. Notable new developments include an improved water system plus revisions to the oil system to reduce oil surge in high g-force corners.


SF 2009 Championship entry list:


CAR Nº RACING TEAM MANAGED BY DRIVER

2  Sporting Clube de Portugal  Zakspeed  Pedro Petiz 
3  AC Milan  Azerti  Giorgio Pantano 
4  Galatasaray  Ultimate  TBA 
5  PSV  Azerti  Dominick Muermans 
6  Al-Ain FC  Ultimate  Miquel Molina
7  Flamengo  Delta / ADR  Enrique Bernoldi 
8  Anderlecht  Zakspeed  TBA 
9  Olympiacos  GU Racing  Davide Rigon 
10  FC Basel  GU Racing  Max Wissel 
14  Corinthians  Alan Docking Racing  Antonio Pizzonia 
15  Atlético Madrid  Alan Docking Racing  TBA 
16  FC Porto  Hitech  Tristan Gommendy 
17  Glasgow Rangers  Alan Docking Racing  John Martin 
19  Tottenham Hotspur  Alan Docking Racing  Craig Dolby 
21  Liverpool FC  Hitech  Adrián Vallés 
22  AS Roma  Azerti  Jonathan Kennard 
24  FC Midtylland  Hitech  Kasper Andersen 
69  Olympique Lyonnais  Epsilon  Nelson Panciatici 

 
 
- Jonathan Gill-  also logo

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/superleague-formula-by-sonangol-magny-cours-france-football-teams-new-clubs---65537.html

25.06.2009 / MaP

More News

Jonathan Kennard get AS ROMA drive
24.06.2009
Formula 1 test driver Jonathan Kennard, who turns 24 on Friday, will join Italian team AS Roma for the opening round of this year’s Superleague Formula series at Magny-Cours in France. “It’s more >>
Italian aces Giorgio Pantano and AC Milan team up...
22.06.2009
.. to compete in Superleague Formula 2009 Reigning GP2 Champion joins AC Milan for 2009 Superleague FormulaFormer Grand Prix driver and reigning GP2 Series champion Giorgio Pantano is the lates more >>
Local hero to race for PS Eindhoven ...
19.06.2009
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 a more >>
Olympique Lyonnais announce its driver Nelson Panciatici
19.06.2009
Olympique Lyonnais is ready to lead France into Superleague Formula. The French Ligue 1 giant is one of three new football clubs contesting the 2009 race series, kicking off at Magny-Cours on 27/28 June. It’s not only the first time that a French club has competed in the b more >>
Adrian Valles returns to lead Liverpool FC's attack in 2009
18.06.2009
SPANISH STRIKER ADRIAN VALLES RETURNS TO LEAD LIVERPOOL FC’S SUPERLEAGUE FORMULA ATTACK IN 2009 Liverpool FC’s strong Spanish connection continues in 2009 with confirmation that Adrian Valles will return to race the UK club’s entry in the 2009 Superleague Formula season. Last year Valles won two races and came close to lifting the inaugural S more >>
Superleague Formula announces exciting new race format for 2009 season
16.06.2009
The opening round of the 2009 Superleague Formula – staged at Magny-Cours, France on Sunday 28 June – will witness the introduction of an exciting new race format. As in 2008, race day will feature two 45-m more >>
Spur sign Superleague Formula star Craig Dolby from Anderlecht
16.06.2009
One of the UK’s most promising young racers, Craig Dolby, will line up for leading London club Tottenham Hotspur in this year’s Superleague Formula race series which kicks off at Magny Cours in France on 28 June. The 21-year old Englishman was one of the und more >>
FC Basel reunited with Max Wissel and GU Racing for 2009
11.06.2009
Swiss high flyers FC Basel are banking on stability to produce top results in this year’s Superleague Formula, kicking off at Magny-Cours, France on 27/28 June. As in 2008, German teenage star Max Wissel will be in the hot s more >>
" We are ready to deliver our second season"
10.06.2009
With less than a month to go before the Superleague Formula show is back on track, the scene is set for an even more enthralling season of high-speed sporting action and intrigue. Alex Andreu, Superleague Formula President, answers questions about overcoming the global rec more >>
Kasper Andersen designs the livery for the FCM Car
10.06.2009
Superleague Formula racer Kasper Andersen is a man of many talents. The promising 24-year-old Dane not only is competing for his local FC Midtjylland club in this year’s championship, but he has also designed the liv more >>
Winning team to manage FC Midtjylland
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 showdowns for Liverpool and FC Porto more >>
Portuguese soccer giant Sporting Clube joins 2009 Superleague Formula line-up
27.05.2009
Last Sunday one of Europe’s most successful football clubs, Sporting Clube de Portugal officially revealed their single-seater which will take part in Superleague Formula´s 2009 season. They also presented more than 1.000 athletes from the various sport divisions that the club more >>
Australian John Martin to race for SPL Champions Rangers Football Club in 2009
27.05.2009
One of Australia’s most promising young racing drivers John Martin has been signed up to race for newly crowned Scottish champions Rangers FC in this year’s Superleague Formula. The 24-year-old from Queensland graduates to Superleague Formula after a meteoric rise more >>
Furter recognition for Superleague Formula
07.05.2009
The growing international status of Superleague Formula is emphasised by its inclusion in the latest edition of ‘Who Works in Motorsports’. Widely recognised as the ‘bible’ of globa more >>
Successful test for Superleague Formula's latest specification V12 engine
29.04.2009
The 2009 Superleague Formula season hit the track yesterday (Tuesday 28 April) when an upgraded version of the championship’s ubiquitous V12 engine was given its first shakedown test at Magny Cours in France. The latest specification of the more >>
FC Midtjylland reveals its Superleague Formula colours
28.04.2009
The latest club to join the 2009 SuperLeague Formula grid has revealed its true racing colours. Last week FC Midtjylland became the first Danish team to enter the Superleague elite – the club’s racing car, though, remained a guard more >>
Olympique Lyonnais on track for home race debut in June
27.04.2009
France revved up the opening round of the eagerly anticipated 2009 Superleague Formula when reigning Ligue 1 champions Olympique Lyonnais revealed their new race car before last weekend’s home match against Paris Saint-Germain F.C. More than 38,000 fans inside more >>
Danish driver Kasper Andersen for FC Midtjylland Superleague Formula entry
22.04.2009
Superleague Formula’s latest club – FC Midtjylland – has confirmed its driver for the forthcoming 2009 season. The Danish Superliga team’s new entry will be raced by local star Kasper Andersen, one of Denmark’s most promising young drivers. more >>
FC Midtjylland from Denmark completes 2009 Superleague Formula grid
22.04.2009
One of the most exciting clubs in European soccer – FC Midtjylland – is the final addition to the expanded grid contesting this year’s Superleague Formula championship. The arrival the ambitious Danish club – as well as multiple French champions Olympique Lyonna more >>
Superleague Formula to debut upgraded V12 Engine
22.04.2009
Magny Cours will host the initial shakedown on April 28th. The final preparations for the 2009 Superleague Formula season gather pace later this month when an upgraded version of the championship& more >>
Zolder Program - Timing
21.04.2009
Please find the time schedule of the Zolder Superleague below:Friday – July 17th   9:05 9:50 Private Testing  DSC  Divisions GT - Supersport 1 10:00 10:20 Free Practice Formula Ford Benelux 10:30 11:15 Private Testing  DSC Divisions Supersport II - Sport - Diesel 11:25 11:55 Priva more >>
All-Star supporting cast for Zolder Superleague Race Meeting
21.04.2009
Both motor sport and football fans are guaranteed a superb action-packed weekend of top class entertainment when the hugely popular Superleague Formula headlines at the Zolder circuit in Belgium (18/19 July). The weekend’s on-track activities include not only two spectacular showdowns for the identical V12-powered F1-style 750bhp Superleague Formula r more >>
Superleague Formula joins BRDC Membership
02.04.2009
The exclusive British Racing Driver´s (BRDC) has added the Superleague Formula and the Speedcar Series to its list of championship that qualify towards its elite membership entry criteria.From 2009 both will be adde more >>
Bienvenue Olympique Lyonnais !
31.03.2009
Superleague Formula is delighted to welcome onboard the leader of the French football league and now counts with 19 cars on the grid, from 15 countries worldwide. OL fans will get the chance to support the car bearing the colours of their club on home soil during the more >>
Michelin becomes official tyre supplier...
24.03.2009
.. of Superleague Formula for the next two seasonsSuperleague Formula has teamed up with some of the top professionals in the motorsport business to ensure another successful season and deliver more >>
Superleague Formula with its official fan pages on Facebook and YouTube
18.03.2009
The most popular social network in the world and the biggest online video community already host Superleague Formula sites exclusively dedicated to championship news and the clubs involved. Facebook is a "social networking" website. It's the place to be for networking and getting SF messages out to p more >>
Superleague Formula will be broadcast in Japan
27.02.2009
Express Co., Ltd becomes the first broadcaster in Asia to acquire the television rights of Superleague Formula. After the successful start of Superleague Formula in 2008, SF is now reaching new frontiers thanks to new TV more >>
Superleague Formula official calendar 2009
13.02.2009
The definitive calendar for this season has been submitted today to the FIA. 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  more >>
Superleague Formula's car shares engine with Supersonic Car Bloodhound Project
10.02.2009
SUPERLEAGUE FORMULA´S CAR SHARES ENGINE WITH THE RECENTLY PRESENTED SUPERSONIC CAR BLOODHOUND PROJECT Both machines fit out the same V12 engine powered by MCT  BLOODHOUND SSC, the land speed record more >>
Gigawave develops new on-board technologies on Superleague Formula Cars
03.02.2009
The inaugural Superleague Formula season was a great success in terms of the racing, the television spectacle and the organisation, surprising many other better established motor sport series. The last season of the Champio more >>
The official provisional Calendar 2009
29.01.2009
Superleague Formula announces new calendarFrance shall host the opening of the championship this coming spring in Magny Cours and Jarama joins the calendar this second season with the last r more >>
Beijing Guoan FC welcomes its winning driver Davide Rigon...
28.01.2009
.. to join the celebration event of its first Superleague Formula's victory in BeijingChinese Sport Secretary, Kanglin Sun, attended the event organized by CITIC Guoan. Superleague F more >>
Superleague Formula Series - Calendar 2009
26.12.2008
(6 épreuves / events)16/05 E Jarama13/06 F Magny-Cours04/07 I Vallelunga01/08 GB Donington Park05/09 P CIRCUITO Estoril14/11 E Jerez- FIA -  December 2008 - more >>
Podium for Hitech in Superleague Formula finale
25.11.2008
Silverstone-based Hitech secured a podium spot in the opening race of Superleague Formula at Jerez this weekend. Tristan Gommendy took the FC Porto car to second place in front of 34,000 excited more >>
AS Roma Jerez Summary
24.11.2008
AS Roma scored a brace of fifth places at the Superleague Formula season finale in Jerez, Spain, yesterday. Franck Perera rounded off a strong season for the Italian squad, which finished fi more >>
AC Milan and Galatasaray SK third and seventh in debut Superleague season
24.11.2008
- AC Milan Racing Team n.3 - Robert Doornbos - Galatasaray SK Racing Team n.4 - Alessandro Pier Guidi more >>
Jerez Races - Driver comments
23.11.2008
James Walker (Borussia Dortmund) "When I scored fourth for Rangers at the Nurburgring it was a surprise but this was an even bigger surprise. I had never been here before and we missed practice and qualify more >>
Spain - Jerez Race 2 classification
23.11.2008
SF Round 6 Spain - Race 2 results Location: Jerez Circuit Date: 23rd October 2008 1 1 more >>
Spain- Jerez Race 1 classification
23.11.2008
SF Round 6 Spain - Race 1 results Location: Jerez Circuit Date: 23rd November 2008 more >>

Kategorien

2001-2021 automobilsport.com full copyright