Luis Sa Silva inks ART deal Luis Sa Silva, the most promising driver from Angola, has agreed a deal to join Asia Racing Team (ART Motorsports) for the 2009 Asian Formula Renault Championship. The driver sponsored by China Sonangol and China...
Luis Sa Silva inks ART deal
Luis Sa Silva, the most promising driver from Angola, has agreed a deal to join Asia Racing Team (ART Motorsports) for the 2009 Asian Formula Renault Championship.
The driver sponsored by China Sonangol and China International Fund (CIF) returns to the team he started his career with in 2006 following two seasons in the Asian Formula Renault Championship finishing 4th last year. For the 2009 season the 18 years old Angolan racer will be aiming to win the championship after several podiums at the end of his front running 2008 season.
The ART is one of the well-known and prestigious teams in Asia and its main operational headquarters is located within the Zhuhai International Circuit complex, in Southern China, where it houses its fleet of racing cars and Asia's one-and-only 2-seater Formula Renault. After several successes in Formula Renault 2.0, this season ART will also participate in Formula BMW Pacific and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. ART's business operation includes a competitive Asian and China series racing team, the organization of a racing school, corporate track days and promotional events.
Speaking about his new team, Luis Sa Silva commented "I am happy to come back to the place where it all started for me. With my previous experience and hard work I know I can count on the support of the people around me to get in the top. I am now very much looking forward to working with a highly professional racing team and to fulfilling the great promise that lies ahead of us this season. This season I really hope to give Angolan people more reasons to celebrate".
Team Manager Philippe Descombes added, "We are pleased to have entered an agreement with Luis. He started his racing career with us three years ago. We know he has the front pace and talent to be an asset to the team this year and we look forward to working with him. We are aiming high this time".
The 2009 Asian Formula Renault Championship takes in 12 races at six China circuits, including famous venues Shanghai F1 Circuit, Chengdu A1 GP track and the Beijing Street Circuit, and will finish at the newest circuit in China, the Guangdong International Circuit. The season kicks off on 23 / 24 May at Shanghai International Circuit.