Montagny signs up with Bordeaux

Franck Montagny will race in the Superleague Formula this season for French club Girondins de Bordeaux

Montagny signs up with Bordeaux

The 32-year-old factory Peugeot driver has taken on a Superleague campaign alongside his sportscar commitments, which centre around the French manufacturer's defense of its Le Mans 24 Hours victory last year.

The Bordeaux car is run by the Spanish Barazi-Epsilon team, with which Montagny won the 2001 Formula Nissan (now Formula Renault 3.5) title before graduating to Formula 1.

"I'm very happy and I can't wait to race in this championship which has a great future," Montagny said. "Superleague will give me the opportnity to meet again with a lot of old familiar faces from F1 and other categories.

"The dedication of the Barazi-Epsilon team, who helped me to do some great things in the past, as well as the support from Bordeaux, the French champion football team, makes this challenge even more exciting for me."

Barazi-Epsilon team manager Michel Lecomte added: "We are very happy to participate in this series with some drivers who are among the best you can find on the market. To team up with Franck and Bordeaux makes this programme our main goal for 2010 and we have a lot of hopes."

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