Speedcar Series announces new Operations Director Speedcar Series announced today the appointment of Claudio Berro as Operations Director before the onset of Season 2 this December.
With 25 years of experience in the world of motorsport, Berro brings with him invaluable experience having served as Sporting Director of Peugeot-Italy, Team Manager and Press Officer of Ferrari F1 and then General Manager of Maserati and Fiat-Abarth respectively.
The Italian's appointment comes amid 3 days of testing the new and improved Speedcars at the Dubai Autodrome attended by a host of drivers including former F1 stars Johnny Herbert, Jean Alesi and Heinz Harald Frentzen.
Having arrived in the thick of things, Berro said, "The promotional and development test for Season 2 has been very fruitful. It was important to have the F1 drivers here to test the new engine and the composite body which will be easy to set up and repair. It is also encouraging to have teams attend the test with their drivers. Speedcar Series is on track for the season start in December and I am pleased to be part of the team."
Johnny Herbert who took home the 600,000 US dollars Season 1 Champion prize check commented, "I worked with Claudio before in the 2004 Maserati FIA GT and he has the experience to move things forward. It is also an important time for him to have come on board while we're testing. The modifications to the car make it look better, smoother to drive and will make for a better drivers' championship. All in all I would say that Speedcar Series is making good, strong changes for Season 2."
Speedcar Series will run 6 rounds in the coming season each consisting of a 2 day race weekend. Two of the rounds will see the Speedcars at the Malaysia and Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix while the remaining events will be held in conjunction with GP2 Asia under the Grand Racing banner before the Speedcar Series finale on 25 April, 2009.
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