Crowds thrilled by Speedcar debut at Bahrain Circuit

02.11.2007: Crowds thrilled by Speedcar debut at Bahrain Circuit

Race tracks across Asia and the Middle-East will never be the same again after the Speedcar Series made its thrilling debut at the Bahrain International Circuit today.

Many supporters flocked to the circuit to see the cars that will take part in the new-for-2008 competition hit the track together for the very first time. Speedcar's drivers have been pushing their cars close to the limit, staging daring overtaking manoeuvres on each other.

All Speedcar drivers are on hand during the 2-day meeting, which concludes tomorrow (November 3). The mix of internationally-renowned racers have already taken to the circuit to make a spectacular first impression and show the fans exactly what they can expect when the series begins at the Dubai Autodrome on January 26 next year.

Away from the action, tomorrow visitors will also be able to meet their heroes in person and receive an autograph, adding to their already special memory of being 'there' at the event where Speedcar Series made its stunning entry into worldwide sport.

 

Benoit Lamonerie, Speedcar Series General Manager, said: "Speedcar Series has enjoyed a marvellous reception here in Bahrain, and it has been an honour and a pleasure to see the spectators enthralled by our new brand of motor racing.

There is plenty more to experience over the remainder of this event, which I'm sure has already wetted the appetites of all the supporters at the Bahrain International Circuit for our first race in Dubai in just under three-months, before our return visit here on April 5 alongside the Formula One World Championship and GP2 Asia."

 

About Speedcar Series

The Speedcar Series is a one-make stockcar-style competition featuring 24-identical 620bhp cars. The series is based in Dubai, and will take place across Asia and the Middle East.

The series will feature a mix of ex-Formula One and international drivers, with Jean Alesi, Johnny Herbert, Stefan Johansson, Narain Karthikeyan, Ukyo Katayama, Gianni Morbidelli and many more.

A prize-fund of USD 3 million will be distributed to drivers at the end of the season, with the eventual champion receiving USD 600,000.

 

About Grand Racing:

Beginning 2008, with strong partnerships in promoting the events, Speedcar Series will be jointly collaborating with GP2 Asia in 5 races this season as 'Grand Racing' event. Two of which, will be coinciding with F1 in Malaysia and Bahrain.

TV Rights: Speedcar Series TV rights are distributed by One-o-one UK Ltd

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02.11.2007 / MaP

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