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: Series newsletter 2008-07-17

UNIQUE QUALIFYING SHOOTOUT TO ENTERTAIN CROWDS Superleague Formula will launch motorsport's version of a penalty shootout for qualifying for the inaugural championship which kicks off at Britain's Donington Park on August 30/31. The...

UNIQUE QUALIFYING SHOOTOUT TO ENTERTAIN CROWDS

Superleague Formula will launch motorsport's version of a penalty shootout for qualifying for the inaugural championship which kicks off at Britain's Donington Park on August 30/31.

The Superleague Formula teams will be split into two equal groups for separate individual 15 minute qualifying sessions - from these sessions, four cars from each group to proceed to the knock-out stage.

These eight cars will then do battle in a time attack format. They will queue in pit lane and the first two cars will be sent off as a pair. A pre-determined gap will be maintained on the warm-up lap- close enough to entertain the crowds, far away enough so the following car is not impacted by aerodynamic factors - either positive (the ability to gain a tow) or negative (any loss of downforce by following too close).

The cars will complete a single flying lap, the fastest of the pair going on to race in the semi final. This is repeated three more times with four cars qualifying for the semi final.

Two semi-final shoot-outs then take place to decide the the final two cars who will then do battle for pole position.

No refueling or tyre changing can take place during the session.

"Like everything we do at Superleague Formula, we wanted to provide a qualifying format that would be uniquely entertaining for the fans," Superleague Formula Competitions Director, Robin Webb said.

"The final shoot-out is going to be great for the fans - there will be a real sense of excitement on that final lap as to who is going to earn pole position.

"This, combined with our reverse grid for Sunday's second race will ensure we provide great entertainment. We are aiming to attract a entire range of spectators who may never have seen a motorsport event before - providing them with an action packed weekend of excitement is our goal."

MOMO JOINS SUPERLEAGUE FORMULA AS OFFICIAL SUPPLIER

Italian motorsport product supplier MOMO has been appointed as an official supplier for Superleague Formula.

Founded in the early 60s by Giampiero Moretti. MOMO's products hit the world stage in 1964 when John Surtees used a MOMO steering wheel to win the Formula One World Championship with Ferrari. MOMO manufacture an extensive array of products for general motoring and motorsport including road wheels, steering wheels, gearshift knobs, pedals, exhaust tips, seats, race suits, helmets, racing harnesses, other race clothing and shoes.

A market leading in motorsport safety products, MOMO specialise in designing and producing custom made products from their base in Italy.

MOMO will supply all Superleague Formula staff with uniforms, teamwear and technical products as well as supplying leading clubs Al Ain, RSC Anderlecht, FC Basel, Flamengo, Olympiacos and PSV Eindhoven. Superleague Formula test driver Bruce Jouanny (pictured above) also wore MOMO equipment during the testing and development of the Superleague car.

NEW SUPERLEAGUE FORMULA WEBSITE TO LAUNCH TODAY

Superleague Formula has launched its new series website today.

Located at www.superleagueformula.com, the site update is the first of a three-stage process. Currently available in English, the site will soon be available in English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese. A third phase will expand the range of languages to 14.

Motorsport and football fans will be able to register on-line to receive a wide range of additional content including wallpapers, screensavers, videos and pictures. Once the championship kicks off in August, the site will also feature live timing and registered fans will also be able to watch races live on-line as well.

-credit: superleagueformulamedia.com

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Drivers Bruce Jouanny , John Surtees