Team USA comments on 08/09 calendar

A1GP announces dynamic race calendar for 2008-09 A1 TEAM USA pledges all-out effort to deliver home race in 2009-10 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport schedule for the 2008-09 season does not include a round in the United...

A1GP announces dynamic race calendar for 2008-09 A1 TEAM USA pledges all-out effort to deliver home race in 2009-10

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport schedule for the 2008-09 season does not include a round in the United States, a situation A1 TEAM USA will make a diligent effort to rectify for 2009-10.

"We are expecting an A1GP round in the United States (if not two per season) and we're going to do everything possible to bring the World Cup of Motorsport to home ground," A1 TEAM USA Holdings owner Rick Weidinger said. "We ran out of time to do it properly for the upcoming season."

Weidinger is enthusiastic about the international scope of A1GP in 2008-09.

"We're a World Championship and that's evident by where we race," Weidinger said. "We have four rounds in Europe, we're in North America with Mexico City, South Africa, China and the Pacific Rim nations of Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand. We reach large markets in the countries we race and vast audiences through our rising television viewership, which is up to 10 million per race.

"We have great racing between nations with world-class drivers and the addition of our cars being Powered by Ferrari and a new car design highly influenced by Ferrari will take our technology up a notch and bring more awareness to A1GP. We think the entire package will be very exciting and attractive to commercial partners."

-credit: usa

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