EU Megane: Nick Catsburg to race for Tech 1 Racing

NICK CATBURG TO RACE FOR TECH 1 RACING IN EUROCUP MEGANE TROPHY VOORTHUIZEN, 25 FEBRUARY 2009 - Nick Catsburg has signed with Tech 1 Racing to take part in the 2009 Eurocup Megane Trophy. The young talent can hardly wait for the next step in his...

NICK CATBURG TO RACE FOR TECH 1 RACING IN EUROCUP MEGANE TROPHY

VOORTHUIZEN, 25 FEBRUARY 2009 - Nick Catsburg has signed with Tech 1 Racing to take part in the 2009 Eurocup Megane Trophy. The young talent can hardly wait for the next step in his career.

Catsburg makes the switch to the tin-tops from the Northern European Cup Formula Renault 2.0, in which the 21-year old scored nice results in the last two years with MP Motorsport. The Dutchman ended his final single- seater race at Spa-Francorchamps on the podium, in third place. Catsburg already showed he iss capable of racing both single-seater cars as well as touring cars when he took second place in the 24 Hours of Barcelona.

The Eurocup Megane Trophy is one of the highlights of the prestigious World Series by Renault (total of 700.000 spectators in 2008). The races with the Renault Megane V6-cars in which the Dutch driver will compete are part of these big racing events. Together with the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) it is the most competitive and spectacular series in Europe. With seven race weekends (fourteen races) the Renault Megane Trophy (with 360 bhp and a standard sequential gearbox) is a spectacular racing series in which several international top drivers compete!

The main forces behind Tech 1 Racing are Simon and Sarah Abadie. The French team from Toulouse was formed in 2000 en won the Megane Trophy team champion and Megane Trophy junior driver champion in 2006. In 2007 they won the overall (Pedro Petiz) and team championships in the Megane Trophy as well as the World Series Formula Renault 3.5. In 2008 the team took vice- championship in the Formula Renault 3.5 series with Julien Jousse and won the team championships in de World Series and Megane Trophy. Not only did the team get a fast driver with Catsburg, but they also got a potential race winner!

NICK CATSBURG: "I am really happy to compete in the Eurocup Megane Trophy with Tech 1 Racing! The deal with this top team from France was completed quite fast when it turned out they were still looking for a young driver. I went to their work shop last week for the first meeting and it felt really well with Simon and Sarah. The Eurocup Megane Trophy is a highly rewarded series. The reaction speed of these cars is incredible! Last year I already had the chance to test one of the cars in a test at the HTTT circuit in Paul Ricard. The races in the Eurocup Megane Trophy are action-packed from the start to the finish. Next to my ambition to go for a top position in the championship, I am looking forward to the door-to-door fights which are guaranteed in this championship. I will be testing with Tech 1 Racing on the Barcelona circuit on March 26 and 27 to get into the right rhythm before the season opener. I really want to thank my family and of course my loyal sponsors for their support which enables me to take part in this great adventure!"

-credit: t1

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Pedro Petiz , Julien Jousse
Teams MP Motorsport