More non-European events for Superleague?
1 December 2010 – The Superleague Formula is targeting races in the Middle East, Australia and the Americas in 2011, it has been confirmed. This year the football-themed series held events outside Europe for the very first time with a double-header in China and, after the success of those races, further flyaway rounds are planned for the championship’s fourth season.
Indeed several venues in Australia have already expressed their interest in bringing the Superleague to the Southern Hemisphere.
Furthermore Brazil, which boasts two football clubs - Corinthians and Flamengo – in the series, is just one of several countries in South and Central America eager to see the series’ V12-powered, 750bhp single-seater cars racing on their soil. Talks have also been held with at least one circuit in the USA.
“2010 was a hugely successful season for Superleague Formula,” said Robin Webb, Superleague Formula Competitions Director. “Not only did we expand our calendar to 12 rounds, but we also broke new ground with our hugely successful trips to two brand new venues in China.
“In addition the title race could hardly have been more exciting, going down to the last of 36 races. We want to build on that success for next season and the huge amount of interest we’ve received from all four corners of the globe points to another superb year.”
Meanwhile, Superleague organisers added that some of Europe’s most iconic circuits will appear on next year’s twelve-round calendar, which is due to be announced shortly.