Carlin Motorsport join forces with A1 Team Korea
British race team Carlin Motorsport have entered into a partnership with A1 Team Korea to provide technical support to the team through its first season in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. Carlin, who have previous experience in the A1GP series, will also provide a wider motorsport program to help develop young drivers in Korea.
The A1GP series, which enters its fourth season this year, is a unique concept providing a level playing field on which drivers compete for the pride of their nation. Racing in the winter months, the series will visit 11 exciting venues, across five continents.
A1 Team Korea will join teams from around the world when the season kicks off at the A1GP Mugello, Italy, from the 20-21 September. The 2008/09 season sees an exciting new era in A1GP, as each team will race with the new A1GP Powered by Ferrari car.
With widespread experience across single-seater motorsport, Carlin is one of the most successful teams outside F1. Since the team’s first full season of racing in 1999, Carlin have won over 140 races across all categories, and run many drivers on their way to F1, including Sebastian Vettel and Robert Kubica. A1GP will be the fourth category in which the team competes in 2008, adding to Carlin’s current program of British F3, F3 Euro Series and World Series by Renault 3.5.
A1 Team Korea Seat Holder, Mr. Joshua Kim commented, “Our first season will be a tough learning curve, but we hope to be able to represent Korea to the best of the team’s abilities. Carlin have the capabilities and resources to help us develop motorsport within Korea and we are looking into a number of projects for the future. There is a lot of hard work to do before the first race of the season and we look forward to making further announcements on the team soon.”
Carlin director Martin Stone added, “We’re absolutely delighted to be part of A1 Team Korea’s first season in A1GP, and look forward to working together on some exciting projects which we will announce in due course. A1GP has emerged as one of the most exciting series in motorsport, producing top quality drivers and racing at some of the best circuits in the world. We’re delighted to be back in the series at such an exciting time, with the introduction of the new A1GP Powered by Ferrari car. We are very proud that Mr. Kim has chosen Carlin to take the team through its first season of racing, in what will hopefully be a long and successful partnership.”