EUROINTERNATIONAL CONFIRM 2006 PLAN FOR CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES AND CONTINUE IN WORLD SERIES BY RENAULT, FR2000 AND FBMWUSA
Indianapolis, IN,USA. September 1, 2005. Eurointernational is pleased to confirm plan to compete in the 2006 Champ Car World Series. After a month of rumors and speculations the Indianapolis based Team has finalized the major sponsorship agreements for a Champ Car effort next season.
"I feel that now are the technical and financial conditions to bring back Eurointernational Team in Champ Car" said Eurointernational owner Arturo Antonio Ferrari "Since 1994, Laguna Seca CART race, my Team have some unfinished business in Champ Car. In 2006 we are planning to enter 1 Lola Ford in 10 road course races in USA and Canada and to have a testing program with a Driver, to be selected in the next 4 months. We are working to complete the budget for the entire 2006 season, with final decision to be taken only at the beginning of 2006. I have already a short list of rookie Drivers, road course specialists from Europe, for be behind the wheels of our 2006 Champ Car, which will run with the traditional n. 50 in blue-silver colors. The 2006 season will prepare us for be a Championship contender Team in 2007-2009 when Champ Car will have a new car for the Series.
I have waited 10 years to return in the Series, and Eurointernational will be racing in Champ Car only for be a winning Team, with all in place, and remain in Champ Car for al 3 more years; not later than January 2006 the project will be completed and all details revealed to the media" confirmed Ferrari.
"In 2006, Eurointernational racing program in Europe will continue with 2 cars in the World Series by Renault Championship and in the Italian Formula Renault 2000 Championship, while in North America we will have a junior Team with 2 cars in the Formula BMW USA Series. The Drivers will have available all steps of the ladder, from FBMW to FR2000 to WSbR to Champ Car, while we will create a unique worldwide platform for our sponsors and technical partners" concluded Ferrari.
The Team has already all the equipment and organization in place for the Champ Car program including a new state of art racing facility in Indianapolis.
When the 2007-2009 Champ Car new car specification will be announced, Eurointernational will take the final decision for the 2006 Lola chassis, purchasing it new or from other teams.
In 2005, Eurointernational is competing in Europe with two cars in the World Series by Renault and in North America in the Formula BMW USA Championship, while will race next December in the 2005 FBMW World Final in Bahrain.
Eurointernational from 1989 to 1994 has competed in 98 CART races, most with 2 cars Team.
In the last five years, the Team has won 2 USF3 Titles in 2000-2001 and the Eurocup FRV6 and the FR2000USA in 2004, in 1994-95 took the Ferrari 333SP to the debut-win in IMSA and to the return to Le Mans 24 hours race, while in 1997 Eurointernational competed in IRL with the fifth Indy 500 and 100th Indycar race. Since 2002, Eurointernational operates two complete separate racing teams in USA at Indianapolis, and in S.Pietro Mosezzo, Italy, near Milan, with independent structures and personnel.