Series newsletter 2008-07-04

SPANISH WORLD CHAMPION ALONSO TO LIGHT UP THE SUPERLEAGUE FORMULA SKIES He's Spanish, he's a World Champion, his name is Alonso and this pilot is set to thrill Superleague Formula fans throughout 2008. No, this one is not the racing driver - he...

SPANISH WORLD CHAMPION ALONSO TO LIGHT UP THE SUPERLEAGUE FORMULA SKIES

He's Spanish, he's a World Champion, his name is Alonso and this pilot is set to thrill Superleague Formula fans throughout 2008. No, this one is not the racing driver - he is former World Aerobatic champion Ramon Alonso. The Iberia Airlines commercial pilot has more than 19,000 hours at the controls - 3,000 of those performing aerobatic displays. The 2007 Aerobatic World Champion will perform three times over each Superleague Formula weekend - once on Saturday and twice on raceday. The Barcelona-based Superleague Formula organisers today announced a full programme of fan activities aimed at providing a large range of family entertainment. The Superleague Formula off-track entertainment will focus on a Central Stage area which will act as the event "epicentre" for of all entertainment including: DJs, break-dancers, freestyle football displays, fashion shows, prize-giving, driver autograph sessions, interviews and prize draws. Fans will also be able to take the opportunity to have their photograph taken with team show cars. Other entertainment will include: - Motorcycle Stunt-Show featuring World Champion Streetbike Freestylers Chris Pfeiffer. - Paramotors: six pilots performing beautifully coordinated flights aboard Superleague Formula-branded paragliders, using pyrotechnic effects - Football Zone: giant human football table, penalty shoot-outs, radar shoot outs, XXL table football unit - Karting Zone: Brand new racing karts - Batak Pro: Equipment to improve reaction, hand-eye coordination and stamina. Entertainers, cheerleaders, face-painters etc will also provide added entertainment for young fans. "Our plan from the start was to establish Superleague Formula as more than just a motor race - we want to provide an extensive array of entertainment options for the entire family," Superleague Formula President and CEO, Alex Andreu said.

"We think we have a great line up of entertainment - both on the ground and in the skies above. "Superleague Formula will bring a host of new fans to the track who have never been to a motorsport event before and our goal is to be able to provide them with an excellent experience and have them return again the following year."

ACTION PACKED RACE WEEKEND FOR FANS

The weekend race timetable for each round of the inaugural Superleague Formula championship has been finalised. Each round of the championship will be staged as a two-day event with teams contesting two 50 minute races on Sunday. The first race will be staged at 11.00am with the second reverse grid event scheduled for 2.00pm. Each race will feature a single pit stop for tyres. Teams will hit the track for the first time on Saturday with morning practice sessions before attacking the qualifying session at 12.30pm.

AC MILAN FANS GET THEIR FIRST LOOK AT SUPERLEAGUE FORMULA ENTRY

AC Milan fans got their first chance to see their Superleague Formula car last weekend at the club's annual fan day. The club was the first team to be announced as a Superleague Formula entrant in 2007. However, to date, the Italian fans of the "Rossoneri" had not had the chance to view their red and black machine.

The fan day event was staged in Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) in downtown Milan with thousands of fans taking the opportunity to have their photo taken with the car. Ex-Formula 1 driver and Champ Car race winner Robert Doornbos will drive the AC Milan entry.

-credit: superleagueformulamedia.com

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Robert Doornbos , Chris Pfeiffer