Jordan Grand Prix and Super Nova Racing have entered into an agreement whereby Super Nova will become the Jordan Junior Team in the FIA International Formula 3000 Championship. The affiliation between the two highly successful teams will lead to...
Jordan Grand Prix and Super Nova Racing have entered into an agreement whereby Super Nova will become the Jordan Junior Team in the FIA International Formula 3000 Championship. The affiliation between the two highly successful teams will lead to driver and sponsor development programmes as well as technical assistance for the Formula 3000 outfit.
A statement issued by Super Nova Racing read as follows:
Today the Jordan Grand Prix Junior Team has been formed following an agreement between Super Nova Racing Ltd, the most successful Formula 3000 team in the history of the category and the Silverstone based Jordan Grand Prix Formula One team.
David Sears who was Eddie Jordan's first driver when he founded the Eddie Jordan Racing Formula 3 team in 1981, comments: "It's great to be working with Eddie and his team after such a long time. However our paths have run very parallel courses through the years, having both been drivers and then having teams in Formula 3000 and also with driver management."
"This new initiative will allow us to cross-pollinate sponsors and drivers for each other. I see it as an excellent working relationship from the start and hopefully a boost for the image of Formula 3000 in a difficult economic time."
Drivers at the moment are to be announced in the near future but it is hopeful that perhaps Giorgio Pantano who missed out on a Champ Car opportunity recently could be a possibility as a test driver for Jordan Ford Formula One and as a race driver with Jordan Grand Prix Junior Team.
Other drivers in the frame such as American Derek Hill could be considered along with Italian Enrico Toccacelo and Frenchman Bruce Jouanny.
The team will benefit from technical support and the relationship could create a platform for the development of human resources and training personnel for the Formula One environment."
Jordan Team Principal, Eddie Jordan commented: "David and I have been talking for some time about the possibility of a collaboration between our teams and today's announcement marks the culmination of those discussions. We will work together on a number of fronts, developing driver programmes, encouraging sponsorship into the sport and providing technical assistance where relevant."
The Super Nova cars will be painted in the familiar Jordan yellow and black as the base colour with the sponsors and drivers to be announced in due course.