TP Formula to be on 2011 Auto GP grid
Italian outfit TP Formula will line up two cars on the Auto GP 2011 starting grid. So, after Campos Racing, the Series hails the second new-entry in just a few days, something that clearly shows how big is the interest surrounding the Championship after an exciting 2010 and the big news announced for 2011.
The TP Formula entry brings in the Series the skills and knowledge of Luciano Traini, a team manager boasting 20 years of motorsport experience from F3 to F3000, and the energy guaranteed by Gianluca Pomozzi, the man who has been leading the team through the last years in the Italian F3, Formula Abarth and Euroseries 3000.
The Euroseries 3000 season, in 2009, was one of the best for the Italian outfit, that managed to climb on top of the standings with Fabrizio Crestani and was a title challenger until the very last race. This positive experience was undoubtedly one of the reasons for the team choosing to leave Formula 3 and to step-up to Auto GP, getting back on the international stage and challenging the best teams in motorsport.
Enzo Coloni: "I'm pleased to welcome TP Formula in the Series, not only because another good Italian team has decided to enter Auto GP but also because it's the second new-entry in just a few days. The attention towards our Championship is growing steadily, and there are many teams asking for a place on next season's grid. I think that this shows that we are going the right way, and that we have to keep working in the same direction".
Gianluca Pomozzi: "First of all I want to congratulate Enzo Coloni and his staff. Auto GP has grown quickly to become one of the best feeder-series around, all thanks to the professionalism and commitment of the people working there. The 2010 season was impressive for the quality of both teams and drivers, while the technical package is top-notch and well proven. Furthermore, with the news announced for 2011 it has become one of the best stages in international motorsport, the right challenge for a young and dynamic team as TP Formula. We are looking forward to this new challenge and the good performances we had in 2009 are the right starting point for what we hope will be a great season".