FNIPPON: Michael Krumm and team part company

Michael parts company with Team X Box Impul Michael Krumm will not compete in any further events in the 2002 Formula Nippon Championship with Team X Box Impul. The driver and team have parted company amicably due to additional sponsorship that...

Michael parts company with Team X Box Impul

Michael Krumm will not compete in any further events in the 2002 Formula Nippon Championship with Team X Box Impul. The driver and team have parted company amicably due to additional sponsorship that the team was hoping to attract not being available.

Michael was drafted into the Team at a very late stage in the season, on the understanding that additional funding would be required for him to complete the season. Unfortunately this has not materialised and Michael will now focus his efforts on his other activities for 2002.

"I am very grateful to Mr. Hoshino of Impul for having the faith in me and giving me the chance to continue my Formula Nippon career. We have struggled with an older car that is very overweight and as the Championship is so competitive it is essential that a strong level of funding be secured. Sadly they have not been able to secure the funding needed to continue the year and develop the package to a competitive level, so it is better for the team that I stand down so they can focus on one car.

"I have had some great times in Formula Nippon, especially in 2000 when I was fighting for the Championship right up to the last couple of races, it is a super championship and I will miss racing in the series. Now I will focus on my campaign at Le Mans with Audi Sport and the remainder of the Japanese GT Championship with Nissan.

"We are also working on some other possibilities for the latter half of the year and we are already looking at the 2003 season as some interesting things are happening." -- Michael Krumm.

-lgm-jules-

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Michael Krumm