Johansson confirms two-car squad

Former Ferrari Formula 1 star Stefan Johansson has confirmed his plans to field a two-car team in next year's CART Championship under the banner of American Spirit Team Johansson

Johansson confirms two-car squad

Details on its sponsorship package and driver line-up will be announced in early January. In a surprise move, Johansson has confirmed he will run Reynard chassis, as opposed to the popular Lola.

"I've always been a great believer in CART ever since I competed in the series," said Johansson. "The Champ Car series has great racing at awesome venues and a proven fan base with more than two-and-a-half million people attending races last year and we hope to help grow that fan base even further. We're very excited about the team's debut in 2003 and we're looking forward to competing in CART for many years to come."

Johansson is expected to confirm young American Ryan Hunter-Reay in one of his cars, while former champion Jimmy Vasser could drive the second entry.

"We're in the final stages of securing two American drivers for our 2003 effort and we'll be prepared to fully unveil all of the details about the team shortly after the first of the year," said Johansson. "I am certain we'll have a very competitive line-up and our sponsor partners will receive excellent value as we move forward to ensure that we will have a successful first season in the highly competitive Champ Car series."

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