Speedcar schedules to receive F1-quality TV coverage

17.10.2007: Speedcar schedules to receive F1-quality TV coverage

Speedcar Series

Speedcar Series fans will be treated to the highest-quality TV coverage of the championship after organisers agreed a TV production deal with Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One Management (FOM). The deal will see F1-style coverage beamed around the world, ensuring that the new series is given the very best possible exposure across the globe.

The FOM-managed broadcasts will begin at the first Speedcar Series round of 2008.

The first Speedcar season will start at the first-ever Grand Racing event together with GP2 Asia at the Dubai Autodrome on January 26, to make certain both championships receive maximum worldwide spotlight. Top Speedcar drivers will be on hand in Bahrain on november 2nd and 3rd and in Dubai on november 16th and 17th to perform demonstration runs in their cars.

The media launch of Speedcar Series will take place as scheduled at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, on October 24.

Benoit Lamonerie, General Manager of Speedcar Series, said: "I'm sure motor racing fans everywhere would agree that FOM TV provide the highest-standard, inspirational and compelling television pictures in international sport, and we are absolutely thrilled to be working with them to ensure that our championship broadcasts itself in the very best way.

By scheduling the start of Speedcar Series to begin alongside GP2 Asia, and agreeing a television production deal with FOM, we are taking steps to guarantee that our product receives equal billing, and reaches the very widest possible audience.

I know I speak for all the staff, teams and drivers when I say we cannot wait for the season to begin, and are looking forward to it with great anticipation."

 

About Speedcar Series

The Speedcar Series is a one-make stockcar-style championship featuring 24-identical 620bhp cars. The championship 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 championship, 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.

 

 

Grand Racing Calendar 2007/2008*

1 26/01/2008 Dubai Autodrome UAE Speedcar Series + GP2 Asia

2 17/02/2008 Sentul International Track INA Speedcar Series + GP2 Asia

3 22/03/2008** Sepang International Circuit MAL Speedcar Series + GP2 Asia

4 05/04/2008** Bahrain International Circuit BHR Speedcar Series + GP2 Asia

5 12/04/2008 Dubai Autodrome UAE Speedcar Series + GP2 Asia

 

* Subject to FIA approval

** FIA Formula One World Championship event

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17.10.2007 / MaP

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