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CHAUDHRY SHUJAAT HUSSAIN SENDS A1 TEAM PAKISTAN A MESSAGE OF GOOD WISHES FOR SECOND SEASON OF A1GP WORLD CUP OF MOTORSPORT A1 Team Pakistan returns to the A1GP Series for the second season of competition with Patron in Chief of the team,...

CHAUDHRY SHUJAAT HUSSAIN SENDS A1 TEAM PAKISTAN A MESSAGE OF GOOD WISHES FOR SECOND SEASON OF A1GP WORLD CUP OF MOTORSPORT

A1 Team Pakistan returns to the A1GP Series for the second season of competition with Patron in Chief of the team, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, sending his best wishes. He says, "I send A1 Team Pakistan sincere best wishes and good luck for the 2006/07 season. I'm very excited that 1 Team Pakistan will be competing around the globe and look forward to this new season."

Chairman of A1 Team Pakistan, Arif Husain, adds, "I would like to congratulate A1 Team Pakistan for their success in the inaugural year of the A1GP Series and wish them the best of luck for this new season of competition ahead; we'll be aiming to be on the grid for every one of the twelve events on this season's calendar."

A1 Team Pakistan starts the season with a new driver for the team. Nur Ali will represent his home nation for the first time at Zandvoort, Netherlands, the venue for the first event in the 12-race A1GP World Cup of Motorsport calendar.

Nur Ali, 31, has a wealth of motor racing experience, predominantly from competing in the USA. He joins A1 Team Pakistan after a season of racing in the Star Mazda North American Championship Series, and driving in the South West Formula Mazda Series, in which he celebrated two victories, four podium finishes and three pole positions. He has also launched the Nur Ali Motorsports Academy and Motorsport Pakistan ventures, two new initiatives which have been created to establish a motorsport development programme in the country.

Ali says of joining the team, "I'm very excited to be driving for A1 Team Pakistan in this first race at Zandvoort, near Amsterdam. For a number of reasons it was only yesterday that I jumped on a plane from the USA, straight to the track and into a race suit for seat fittings and practice this afternoon. I'm hoping to be shaking down the car and learning the circuit today, then we can move on to developing its performance over the course of the weekend. I'm very pleased to be representing my country, and putting something back into the sport to benefit Pakistan."

-credit: team pakistan

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Series A1GP
Drivers Nur Ali