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03/20/08
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Lehto and Lee join Speedcar Series in Malaysia  On the eve of Speedcar Series featuring as the support race at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix this weekend, JJ Lehto and Marchy Lee are the Series' latest additions taking the wheel of the 620 bhp monster stockcars.

Finnish driver JJ Lehto raced in Formula 1 from 1989 to 1994, participating in 70 GPs. He started his racing career driving in Formula Ford at the age of 14 before he switched to single seaters that saw him win the British Formula 3 title. In 1989 JJ tested for Ferrari and made his Formula One debut racing for the Onyx team. A few years later he was signed by Benetton to partner Michael Schumacher in 1994. More recently he has featured in the German touring car championship, DTM and the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Marchy Lee, a Chinese driver born in Hong Kong, enrolled in the inaugural China Formula Campus Championship and won, earning him a scholarship at the prestigious La Filière racing school in Le Mans, France. In 2004 he joined Team Meritus to race in the Formula BMW Asia Series. Lee swept the season, winning a record 12 races out of 14 making him the first Chinese formula racing champion in an international series.

With 16 Speedcars taking to the grid at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, the driver line up is as follows:

Driver

Car No Country Team
Jean Alesi 27 FRA Speedcar Team
Uwe Alzen 08 GER Phoenix Racing
Christian Danner 80 GER Phoenix Racing
Fabien Giroix 17 FRA First Centreville
Johnny Herbert 69 GBR Speedcar Team
Stefan Johansson 07 SWE Speedcar Team
Ukyo Katayama 06 JPN Speedcar Team
Mathias Lauda 21 AUT G.P.C. Team
Marchy Lee 50 CHN Speedcar Team
JJ Lehto 90 FIN Speedcar Team
Hasher Al Maktoum 85 UAE UP Team
Ananda Mikola 18 INA Speedcar Team
Gianni Morbidelli 10 ITA Speedcar Team
Nicolas Navarro 71 FRA First Centreville
David Terrien 20 FRA UP Team
Alex Yoong 09 MAL Speedcar Team

Speedcar is in Malaysia for Round 3 of their inaugural racing season. The Series will again feature as the support race to Formula One at the Bahrain Grand Prix on the first weekend of April before the last round on home turf in Dubai on April 11 and 12.

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