Super Nova to run TrulliGP Formula E team
|By Gary Watkins||Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 15:06 GMT|
Former grand prix driver Jarno Trulli's new Formula E team will be run by successful single-seater squad Super Nova.
TrulliGP has signed up Super Nova, which won four Formula 3000 drivers' titles in the 1990s and early 2000s, to run its Spark-Renault SRT_01Es in the wake of the official announcement of the team last month.
Trulli, whose team-mate in the inaugural season of the Formula E Championship will be Michela Cerruti, told AUTOSPORT: "We have reached an agreement with [team bosses] David and John Sears at Super Nova and I am very pleased because I rate the team very highly.
"They are very serious people with a high level of experience, so we couldn't have found a better partner."
David Sears added: "We wanted to be involved with Formula E from the beginning, so we are very pleased and excited about this.
"Running a team commercially is incredibly difficult so this is exactly what we've needed since our sponsor went bust on us and we had to shut up shop in GP2."
Super Nova, which was also a frontrunner in GP2 before dropping out of the series ahead of the 2012 season, joins fellow stalwart British race team Carlin, which is running the Mahindra Racing entries, on the Formula E grid.
Norfolk-based Super Nova has raced in Auto GP since leaving GP2, winning the drivers' title in 2012-13.
Ex-Lotus motorsport director Claudio Berro, who formerly ran GT racing programmes for Maserati and Ferrari, is no longer involved with the team.
SUPER NOVA'S TITLES
1995 Formula 3000 Vincenzo Sospiri
1997 Formula 3000 Ricardo Zonta
1998 Formula 3000 Juan Pablo Montoya
2002 Formula 3000 Sebastien Bourdais
2006-07 A1GP Team Germany
2012 Auto GP Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
2013 Auto GP Vittorio Ghirelli