Superleague Formula set for further global expansion in 2011
Superleague Formula by Sonangol is planning further global expansion in 2011 and has targeted races in the Middle East, Australia and the Americas.
2010 saw the football-themed series hold events outside Europe for the first time with a double-header in China and, after the success of the races at the Ordos International Circuit and Beijing International Street Circuit, further flyaway rounds are planned for Superleague Formula's fourth season.
While a return to China for at least two races seems certain, talks are also being held with race promoters and circuits elsewhere in Asia, while new markets are also being targeted.
Several venues in Australia have already expressed their interest in bringing Superleague Formula to the Southern Hemisphere, while Brazil, which boasts two football clubs - Corinthians and Flamengo - in the series, is just one of several countries in South and Central America eager to see the series' V12-powered, 750bhp single-seater cars racing on their soil. Talks have also been held with at least one circuit in the USA.
Meanwhile, Superleague Formula remains committed to entertaining race fans in the motorsport heartland of Europe. Some of the continent's most iconic circuits will appear on next year's 12-round calendar when it is announced shortly, while each race weekend is also set to include more street shows and off-track entertainment in 2011.
Robin Webb, Competitions Director, Superleague Formula: "2010 was a hugely successful season for Superleague Formula. Not only did we expand our calendar to 12 rounds, but we also broke new ground with our hugely successful trips to two brand new venues in China. In addition the title race could hardly have been more exciting, going down to the last of 36 races. We want to build on that success for next season and the huge amount of interest we've received from all four corners of the globe points to another superb year."