Speedcar: Series Bahrain preview

New drivers join Speedcar Series line-up in Bahrain Speedcar Series will hold its second round in Bahrain this Friday and Saturday, January 23-24, 2009. There will be 15 drivers on the grid representing 8 teams over the 2 races this...

New drivers join Speedcar Series line-up in Bahrain

Speedcar Series will hold its second round in Bahrain this Friday and Saturday, January 23-24, 2009. There will be 15 drivers on the grid representing 8 teams over the 2 races this weekend.

The Speedcar Series Season opened in Dubai last month. Vitantonio Liuzzi swept the Qualifying session and Race 1. He was joined on the podium by Heinz Harald Frentzen in second place and Gianni Morbidelli in third. Liuzzi's team mate, UAE's Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum finished 5th in the first race bringing the UP Team to the top of the points scale.

Season 1 Champion Briton Johnny Herbert is currently running 4th in the driver championship standings and will want to close ranks in the coming races.

The Bahrain event will have three new drivers joining the fray including 2-time FIA GT Champion Thomas Biagi, ex-F1 driver Giovanni Lavaggi and Enzo Panacci. Stefan Johansson driving for the Palm Beach team will be unable to race in Bahrain due to a minor skiing accident.

The driver entry list for Speedcar Series Season 2, Round 2 is as follows: <pre> Driver Car No. Country Team Eric Charles 32 FRA Continental Circus Enzo Panacci 09 ITA Continental Circus Jacques Villeneuve 96 CAN Durango Christopher Zoechling 25 AUT Durango Jean Alesi 27 FRA HPR Marchy Lee 50 CHN HPR Johnny Herbert 69 GBR JMB Damien Pasini 13 FRA JMB Gianni Morbidelli 10 ITA Palm Beach Thomas Biagi 04 ITA Palm Beach Mathias Lauda 21 AUS Team Lavaggi Heinz Harald Frentzen 80 GER Team Lavaggi Giovanni Lavaggi 90 MC Team Siram Vitantonio Liuzzi 20 ITA UP Team Hasher Al Maktoum 85 UAE UP Team

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Series Road racing
Drivers Johnny Herbert , Jean Alesi , Jacques Villeneuve , Stefan Johansson , Vitantonio Liuzzi , Giovanni Lavaggi , Thomas Biagi , Mathias Lauda , Gianni Morbidelli , Damien Pasini , Eric Charles , Marchy Lee , Christopher Zöchling , Hasher Al Maktoum , Enzo Panacci