FPAUDI: Series 2008 season preview

FORMULA PALMER AUDI SERIES HOTTING UP FOR 2008 Familiar names and exciting new faces confirmed for this season The 2008 Formula Palmer Audi Championship grid is looking competitive ahead of the start of the first race in April and as well as...

FORMULA PALMER AUDI SERIES HOTTING UP FOR 2008

Familiar names and exciting new faces confirmed for this season

The 2008 Formula Palmer Audi Championship grid is looking competitive ahead of the start of the first race in April and as well as some familiar names, there are some exciting new faces. Entries for the series are still welcome at www.formula-palmer-audi.com.

Last year's fourth-placed driver in the FPA Championship, Jack Clarke will be back to bid for the series title as well as other promising drivers from 2007, Jolyon Palmer, Alex Brundle and Emma Selway.

Newcomers to the series include Alicante-based William Zollo and Antonio Carrozza from Luton. Antonio is not only new to FPA but also to racing cars: "I raced Karts when I was younger but this is the first track racing I have ever done. I have only driven on one of the circuits that FPA visits, Silverstone, when I took part in an intensive five-day race school. But I am looking forward to the season and it's going to be a big learning year."

17 year old William Zollo who raced in Formula Ford 1600 last year will be moving to the UK from Spain to start his FPA career: "I know that I will be against drivers who raced in FPA last year but I don't think I will be at a disadvantage. I have raced at every circuit we go to apart from Spa and I have tested an FPA car recently, it was extremely nice to drive and I can't wait to get into the racing."

Two sons of ex-Formula One drivers are back in FPA for 2008, both of them keen to make an impression on the Championship in their second year. Series Director, Jonathan Palmer's son Jolyon can't wait to get back on the grid: "My aim is to win as many races as possible and keep consistent throughout the year. I have learnt that it sometimes better to come home safe with the points rather than go for glory."

Alex Brundle, son of Martin, is feeling particularly confident: "2008 will be very competitive in Formula Palmer Audi, but I feel that I've got the measure of most of the drivers. Last year was a steep learning curve for me as it was my first season in FPA, but now I feel much more settled in the car and my confidence has grown. It's a great calendar this year - I'm looking forward to the season!"

Entering its 11th year, the 2008 FPA season has been condensed into 8 rounds, including support races for prestigious events such as the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, DTM and the World Touring Car Championship. The series will also visit two current Formula One circuits; Silverstone and the recent addition of Belgian F1 circuit, Spa Francorchamps, so the scene is set for a thrilling year's racing ahead for all the drivers. The first race is on 12/13 April at Donington Park.

-credit: fpa/motorsportvision.co.uk

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