Speedcar Series announces 3 million US dollar prize pot For Season 2, Speedcar Series is making the prize money more attractive to teams and drivers alike. The 3 million dollar prize pot includes 500,000 US dollars to the winning championship driver and an additional 500,000 US dollars to the winning championship team. Drivers will also win pre-determined amounts of money for each of the 12 races through the season. As an added incentive drivers on pole position for each of the 6 rounds will be awarded 10,000 US dollars.
The new prize money structure is the highlight of the "Team entry information pack" that Speedcar Series is releasing to potential new teams and drivers after a successful initial round of testing and prior to a second test session scheduled for 9-10 November, 2008 at the Dubai Autodrome.
Apart from information about the Series and statistics from its debut season, the team information pack comprises of practical information for Season 2 including the team lease fee for Speedcar Series. This year teams can lease two Speedcars for all 6 rounds. The cars will also come equipped with tools, spare parts, 3 sets of slicks and 1 set of rain tires per event per car, technical support from the Series, logistics transportation from circuit to circuit for the cars and equipment as well as season team and VIP passes.
All the race action will be captured by 8 on-board and in-board cameras, produced by Formula One Communications and beamed worldwide. MP&Silva will be distributing the TV rights which will include either live or delayed packages.
Speedcar Series recently announced provisional calendar for Season 2 is as follows:
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