SuperNova will field Pantano and Reid There's again big news for Auto GP: SuperNova officially confirmed its line-up for the 2010 championship, revealing that the blue and yellow cars will be driven by Giorgio Pantano and Jonny Reid. Accustomed...
SuperNova will field Pantano and Reid
There's again big news for Auto GP: SuperNova officially confirmed its line-up for the 2010 championship, revealing that the blue and yellow cars will be driven by Giorgio Pantano and Jonny Reid. Accustomed to racing at the highest levels in motorsport from at least 15 years, the british team will surely be one of the strongest outfits in the series, boasting a strong combination of team expertise and drivers' skills: summing the careers of Pantano and Reid means getting an impressive total of 40 wins and around 80 podium finishes.
From 2000, when he started winning clinching the German F3 title, Giorgio never stopped: he was runner up in the International F3000 Championship in 2002, he finished third in 2003, then in 2004 he made his debut in F1 with Jordan. When GP2 started, Pantano became one of the series' fiercest drivers racing with SuperNova in 2005, finishing third in 2007 and winning the title the following year, beating Bruno Senna.
Jonny Reid, from New Zealand, has been one of the best A1 GP drivers, racing in the series from 2005 to 2008. In three seasons, racing with Team New Zealand, he got 7 wins and 15 podium finishes, and was runner-up in the series standings for two seasons in a row, 06/07 and 07/08. Thanks to this experience Jonny has not only a very good knowledge of the Lola B05/52 car, but also a very good relationship with SuperNova, who was running the Team New Zealand car in Auto GP.
Enzo Coloni: "I know SuperNova really well and I know that they are used to having good drivers, but when I was told their line-up I was impressed anyway. Giorgio is a renowned racer, he is one of the biggest talents in motorsport, he won the GP2 title and he even raced in F.1. Reid was amazing in A1 GP, and I'm sure he will immediately find the feeling with the car, even if we did some modifications compared to what he was used to".
Giorgio Pantano: "I'm really happy to be racing with SuperNova. They are a top team, and I know them well because we raced together in GP2. I chose Auto GP because I think that this was a great idea from Coloni. In this days, finding huge budgets is something difficult, so having the chance to earn money thanks to the results on track is something interesting for all the drivers. I think that Auto GP can be watched from two different sides: for a young driver is a good possibility to gain some experience, because you can really learn a lot driving such a car at this high level. For an experienced driver like me, it's a great chance to race as a Pro thanks to the prize money".
Jonny Reid: "I'm stoked to be racing for Super Nova in Auto GP. I'm looking forward to racing on the brilliant European circuits that make up the calendar. I have fond memories of winning in Brno with A1 Team New Zealand, which was engineered by David Sears Motorsport. I'm excited for the strong and competitive season ahead".
-source: auto gp