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F1 drivers line half the grid at Speedcar Series opener
The opening race to Speedcar Series Season 2 begins tomorrow at the Dubai Autodrome. 14 drivers will take to the grid representing seven professional teams at the 2-day race weekend.

The list of drivers participating in the Series this year include some of the big F1 names including Johnny Herbert (reigning champion of Speedcar Series Season 1), Jean Alesi, Jacques Villeneuve, Stefan Johansson, Gianni Morbidelli, Heinz Harald Frentzen and Vitantonio Liuzzi who will be making his Speedcar Series debut this season.

They will be pitted against talent from other fields of motor sport including Mathias Lauda, the strong Austrian driver who proved to be a serious contender in Season 1 finishing the championship in 7th place after only having competed in 3 rounds out of 5. Also in the line-up is UAE driver Hasher Al Maktoum, Frenchman Eric Charles, Chinese driver Marchy Lee, Damien Pasini from France, German FIA GT driver Marcel Tiemann and young Austrian Christopher Zoechling a resident of the UAE.

The driver entry list for Speedcar Series Season 2, Round 1 is as follows:


Car No. Country Team
Eric Charles 32 FRA Continental Circus
Marcel Tiemann 09 GER Continental Circus
Jacques Villeneuve 96 CAN Durango - Laing O' Rourke
Christopher Zoechling 25 AUT Durango
Jean Alesi 27 FRA HPR - Bouygues
Marchy Lee 50 CHN HPR - Multiplex
Johnny Herbert 69 GBR JMB Racing
Damien Pasini 13 FRA JMB Racing - DMN
Stefan Johansson 07 SWE Palm Beach - PBIR
Gianni Morbidelli 10 ITA Palm Beach - Al Futtaim
Heinz Harald Frentzen 80 GER Phoenix Racing
Mathias Lauda 21 AUT Phoenix Racing
Hasher Al Maktoum 85 UAE UP - Motorcity
Vitantonio Liuzzi 20 ITA UP

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