Michael Duncalfe signs with Aim Autosport

Another talented Canadian driver is making an aggressive move into the world of Formula racing. Michael Duncalfe, a 24-year-old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has been signed by Aim Autosport to drive in the 2007 Star Mazda Championship ...

Another talented Canadian driver is making an aggressive move into the world of Formula racing. Michael Duncalfe, a 24-year-old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has been signed by Aim Autosport to drive in the 2007 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear.

Duncalfe will partner with two other drivers as the Aim Autosport team continues their quest for their first Star Mazda series Championship.

Currently competing in two national-level Kart Racing Series, Rotax Max Championship and Rok Vortex Championship, Duncalfe is a Genesis Racing and Kart Tec factory driver. His final kart race of the season will be at the Super Kart Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada in November after which his intense Star Mazda testing schedule will continue.

Duncalfe is no stranger to Formula racing. At age 16 he won the highly prestigious Rookie Racer Search at the Bridgestone Racing School, an achievement that secured a fully sponsored season in the Bridgestone Formula 2000 Series. As a teenager he captured Rookie of the Year honours against a competitive field of mature drivers. Michael will be a serious challenger for the 2007 Star Mazda series title and Rookie of the Year honors.

"I have to say that I am really looking forward to the next chapter in my racing career and more importantly, getting back into a Formula car and winning races," Duncalfe says. "I think this opportunity with Aim Autosport is going to give me an excellent chance at a top three result in the 2007 Championship."

Duncalfe's relationship with Aim Autosport began with his success in the Bridgestone Formula 2000 series and earned him an invitation to test for the only seat available on their Pro Formula 1600 Team. Aim Autosport has been tracking Duncalfe's progress as he's worked to secure corporate funding, completed a university degree and established an online web store focused on racing (www.exclusivediecast.com).

"It is great pleasure to have Michael join our team for 2007," says Aim Autosport's Ian Willis. "Michael tested with us several years ago and has remained in contact ever since as he worked tirelessly in putting the support together to mount this campaign. His hard work and dedication to pursuing a career in motor sports will now be in a position to pay off."

"It has been a true honor to work with Ian & Keith Willis and I'm looking forward to the off-season testing program," Duncalfe says. "I want to thank Aim Autosport for the opportunity to drive for their team next season and Exclusive Motorsport Diecast Gallery for all their help and support."

-credit: md

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