Superleague Formula, the racing series featuring teams based on football clubs that ran its maiden season in 2008, has announced this year’s calendar.
The championship, which last year included cars in the livery of the British clubs Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, will kick off with an opening round at Magny Cours in June and a finale at Madrid’s veteran Circuito del Jarama in October.
The two bracket a six-race season that includes dates at Zolder, Donington Park, Estoril and Monza. And organisers say they are set to announce a possible season-ender in Brazil.
“Other circuits in Malaysia and South Africa,” they note, “have also shown relevant interests in the series.” (They seems to run these press releases through an auto-translator, as you can see.)
It’s too early to confirm which teams are taking part. But last year Liverpool driver Adrian Valles treated the club’s fans to a thrilling title battle that went down to the last weekend of the season.
The series also provided race seats for a number of British drivers including Duncan Tappy, Ryan Dalziel, Craig Dolby who enjoyed an excellent season for Anderlecht, and James Walker who was called into the Borussia Dortmund car as a substitute and won the season’s final race.
For full details of the prospective 2009 dates – and to keep abreast of any changes – check out our race calendar page.