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PSV MEDIA - PSV are one of the clubs that have pledged their commitment to participate in the brand new global car racing competition called Superleague Formula. Top football and the passion of motor racing are connected, with renowned clubs as AC Milan, FC Porto and Olympiakos taking part. After many years of preparation, the project was launched today.
<i>The passion of football joins the excitement of motorsport</i> is the motto of the Superleague Formula, whose headquarters were established in Barcelona three years ago. Superleague Formula will see probably twenty cars compete against one another in August 2008 for the first time. There will be six races in the first season, all of them at the top circuits in Europe. The idea is to expand gradually to a maximum of seventeen races in future years to take the championship closer to all the club fans that are contesting the championship in Europe, South America and Asia. The Superleague Formula organisation (two great sports, one thrilling championship), who have gained official approval of the Federation lnternationale de l’Automobile (FIA) – the controlling body for international motorsport- are currently negotiating with FC Barcelona, Valencia, Real Madrid, Inter, Olympique Lyon, Olympique Marseille, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, Galatasaray, Anderlecht, Boca Juniors, Flamengo, Club America (Mexico), Shanghai Shenua (China) and Samsung Bluewings (South Korea) to take part in the competition and some British and American clubs are also linked with the Superleague Formula. PSV, AC Milan, FC Porto and the Greek club Olympiakos have all signed the documents, committing themselves to their ‘brand’ in the Superleague Formula. PSV are the only Dutch top club among the competitors. While PSV will not be required to contribute financially to the Championship, they will be ‘in it to win it’, giving Superleague Formula their full support and backing.
All teams that compete in the Superleague Formula will use identical cars and technologies. The racing cars will be able to hold their own with the best racing cars from the top competitions, as far as speed and performance are concerned. As all cars will be similar from a technical point of view, the emphasis will be firmly placed on each driver’s contribution, skill and ability. PSV will attach their name and brand to the ‘PSV-team’, which will operate independently under the colours of the Superleague Formula. It has not been revealed yet which racing drivers will compete in Superleague Formula, but they may be linked with the country of the club they represent. The Spaniard Alex Andreu, a sportsmarketing specialist and entrepreneur who was involved in the organisation of the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 and many other major events, took the initiative to start the global car racing competition. His business partner is Brit Robin, who has gained much experience in the field of car racing. Andreu and Webb are at the San Siro Stadium in Milan today, where two racing cars in the AC Milan and PSV colours are presented. Earlier today the Milan racing car was unveiled in the presence of the board of directors, coaching staff and players. PSV head coach Ronald Koeman and Patrick Kluivert recorded a video message on behalf of PSV. Today Superleague Formula’ plans will be revealed worldwide. Below you will be given a chance to watch the video release and you will also find a link to the official (English spoken) website, which gives technical information about the car design and the project that has thoroughly prepared the past three years. Tomorrow <b></b>: will present photos of the unveiling of the PSV racing car in Milan.