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ZOLDER TO WELCOME SUPERLEAGUE FORMULA THIS WEEKEND FRIDAY, 30 MAY: Race fans at Zolder will get their first chance to see see a Superleague Formula machine this weekend when the former home of the Belgian Grand Prix celebrates its 45th ...

ZOLDER TO WELCOME SUPERLEAGUE FORMULA THIS WEEKEND

FRIDAY, 30 MAY: Race fans at Zolder will get their first chance to see see a Superleague Formula machine this weekend when the former home of the Belgian Grand Prix celebrates its 45th anniversary.

The circuit hosted the Belgian Grand Prix on 10 occasions in the 1970s and 80s and is set to become a popular location for football fans for round three of the inaugural Superleague Formula championship on October 4-5. Three Superleague Formula clubs are located within 200 km of the circuit - RSC Anderlecht in Brussels, PSV Eindhoven and Borussia Dortmund. Despite the fact that RSC Anderlecht and Zolder are both Belgian - Netherlands neighbours PSV Eindhoven is actually the nearest club, located only 60km from the circuit. The PSV showcar will be on site at Zolder this weekend at the 45th Anniversary event. "We’re very happy to have Superleague Formula with us in October. In our 45th year of existence, it is great to have this brand new championship on our track," Zolder Marketing Manger, Walter Goosens said. "The new approach of racing and football is quite teasing, and promises a thrilling event. Since Anderlecht will be our ‘home club’, we’re looking forward to seeing their team perform, but we’re close to Eindhoven as well, so their fans are more than welcome. "We can even expect Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan and Galatasaray fans in October. Dortmund is only 2 hours drive, and there are huge Italian and Turkish communities living in our province."

SUPERLEAGUE FORMULA TO HIT THE STREETS OF EINDHOVEN

The Superleague Formula prototype is set to be released on city streets for the first time on Sunday, June 7 when test driver Bruce Jouanny is set loose in the Netherlands city of Eindhoven. The Sunday run is part of a week-long Pole Position in Technology event that is taking place in the Dutch city - the home of PSV Eindhoven. The newly-crowned Dutch champion's Superleague Formula car will be on display while Jouanny takes to the streets in the 750 horsepower Superleague Formula development prototype that has been undergoing testing across Europe in recent months. The Superleague Formula car will be joined on the Eindhoven streets by a wide variety of machines from past, present and future including solar and hyrdogen-powered cars. Other race cars will include Jeroen Bleekemolen aboard the Dutch A1 Grand Prix car and local heroes Mike Hezemans and Peter Kox aboard GT sportscar machines.

AC MILAN CAR HEADS TO SARDINIA

AC Milan club representatives, sponsors and media will get to see the club's definitive Superleague Formula livery at an event in Sardinia today. AC Milan was actually the first Superleague Formula car unveiled in April last year. The new livery, designed by renowned Formula 1 livery designer Ian Hutchinson, will be revealed at the event in Villasimius on the mediterranean island. The Italian club last week announced that ex-Formula 1 driver and Champ Car race winner Robert Doornbos will represent the club in the inaugural Superleague Formula season. Italian race team Scuderia Playteam will run the AC Milan car this year alongside the Galatasaray entry. It has been a busy week for the Scuderia Playteam representatives. On Tuesday they joined the rest of the Superleague Formula race squads at a race team meeting at the series headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

-credit: superleagueformula.com

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Drivers Bruce Jouanny , Peter Kox , Robert Doornbos , Mike Hezemans , Jeroen Bleekemolen , Ian Hutchinson