Superleague Formula is pleased to announce that Tottenham Hotspur will become the first Premier League team to join the football-themed motor racing championship. The north London club becomes the 15th Superleague Formula outfit and the second UK...
Superleague Formula is pleased to announce that Tottenham Hotspur will become the first Premier League team to join the football-themed motor racing championship. The north London club becomes the 15th Superleague Formula outfit and the second UK club alongside Scottish giants, Rangers.
Spurs' blue and white livery will be carried by one of the 750 horsepower, V12 powered Superleague Formula Panoz chassis at the championship's debut round at Britain's Donington Park circuit on August 30/31. Tottenham Hotspur is one of the most successful football clubs in both England and Europe with two championships, eight FA Cup wins, seven FA Community Shield wins and four League Cups wins (now known as the Carling Cup), including last season's victory against Chelsea.
Once again Spurs will be competing in Europe having qualified for the UEFA Cup last season, a competition the Club won in 1972 and 1984. The Tottenham Hotspur Superleague Formula team will battle on the track against football clubs from around the world including AC Milan, PSV Eindhoven, FC Porto, Olympiacos, Borussia Dortmund, RSC Anderlecht, Flamengo, FC Basel, Galatasaray, Corinthians, Sevilla FC, Rangers, Al Ain, Beijing Guoan and AS Roma.
"Superleague Formula is an exciting new concept and looks to bring together two of the most popular sports in the world," said Paul Barber, Executive Director, Tottenham Hotspur. "As a Club we are always looking for ways to appeal to our global fan base and Superleague Formula gives us the opportunity to do that. Some of the biggest football clubs in the world are already involved and we are pleased to be joining them.
"We intend to be as competitive on the track as we are on the pitch, and we hope our fans will join us in supporting the team at Donington Park on the 30-31 August for the opening race of the season."
Tottenham Hotspur's Superleague Formula entry will be officially unveiled for the club's fans at the pre-season friendly against AS Roma at White Hart Lane on August 10. Tottenham Hotspur's pre-season rival AS Roma was announced as a Superleague Formula entry last Wednesday in Rome.
"We are thrilled to have a top-line club like Spurs join our championship," Superleague Formula President and CEO, Alex Andreu said. "England was one of the final pieces of the Superleague Formula puzzle we had to complete.
"Tottenham Hotspur is one of the most talented and entertaining football teams in the Premier League and I hope their racing team will show similar qualities on the track.
"Although the team driver does not have to be the same nationality as the club, we certainly have no shortage of British drivers who are very keen to drive for Tottenham Hotspur."