Superleague to demonstrate car

Bruce Jouanny will demonstrate the new Superleague Formula car at next weekend's Donington Park round of the British Touring Car Championship

Superleague to demonstrate car

The Frenchman is the test driver for the new series, which will hold its first race at Donington later this summer.

Superleague will feature cars run in the colours of some of the world's leading football teams, including AC Milan, Glasgow Rangers, FC Porto, PSV Eindhoven, Sevilla, and Brazilian clubs Flamengo and Corinthians. The series is also set to confirm a Premier League team before the start of the season.

The car is a purpose-built Panoz chassis, powered by a 750 horsepower Menard V12 engine, which has been prepared and developed by British F3 team Hitech Racing, with former British F3 race winner Jouanny at the wheel.

"It will give everybody an idea of what to expect," said Jouanny. "The sight of 20 of these cars on track at once is going to be incredible.

"I'm looking forward to getting back to Donington for the demonstration. It's going to be a great weekend and I'm sure the fans are going to love the sound of this car."

Superleague will feature two 50-minute races with a mandatory pitstop, and a complete reverse grid for the second race of the weekend. There will be one million Euros of prize money up for grabs at every round.

The season kicks off at Donington on August 30-31 and will visit Zolder, Estoril, and Vallelunga before the finale at Jerez on November 22-23.

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