Indonesian champion joins Speedcar Series
Former Indonesian Formula 3 champion Moreno Soeprapto is the latest racer to confirm his participation in the first-ever Speedcar Series.
The 25-year-old, known as 'Reno', made his racing debut at the age of 12 in national karting championships, and is now regarded as one of Indonesia's best drivers, having competed in various single-seater and touring car series.
Reno will drive the number 14 Speedcar chassis, and will be officially assigned to a team shortly.
His confirmation as the latest Speedcar driver comes just days after the championship announced its inaugural calendar, beginning at the Bahrain International Circuit on November 3, and ending at the Dubai Autodrome on April 12, 2008. Reno's supporters will be able to see him in action on February 17 next year, when Speedcar visits his 'home' circuit, the Sentul International Track, Indonesia.
Moreno said: "Competing in Speedcar is a very exciting opportunity for me. It's a challenging because there are many big names racing, and some of them are former F1 drivers. I look forward to competing alongside them, and increasing the reputation of my country in motorsport. I cannot wait to race in this championship."
Battistino Pregliasco, Team Manager of Speedcar Series, added: "With just over 43 days to go until the green flag drops on our first race, I am delighted that we can confirm Reno as the latest recruit to the Speedcar Series roster. His presence as a highly-talented, young Indonesian driver will help to reinforce our aim of making Speedcar Series the first internationally-recognized championship with its roots firmly planted in Asia and the Middle-East. We already have Ukyo Katayama, a very well known and respected ex-Formula One driver, plus more racers from the region set to be announced."