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DATE News (chronologically)
12/01/11
autogp
Team Ghinzani targets Auto GP  
Piercarlo Ghinzani with one of his drivers
After MLR71, the first new entry for the 2012 season, Auto GP keeps attracting the interest of the best teams in international motorsport. While the outfits that are already part of the Series are confirming their commitments and in some cases are willing to increase the number of cars they line-up, other top-notch teams from different championships are targeting an entry in Auto GP.

Team Ghinzani is one of them, as team boss Piercarlo Ghinzani revealed in an official press release from the team: "Entering Auto GP would be a great opportunity, as I strongly believe that nowadays the championship is the best value for drivers that are exiting from F3 and looking for the next step of their careers. Enzo Coloni and his staff managed to create a sort of little World Championship, and it's having quite a big impact on drivers. Furthermore, we know the car very well as it's the same we used as Team Italy in the first three season of A1GP, clinching wins, podiums and pole positions. That's why I think that entering the Series is the right choice for us".

Ghinzani's words are particularly important because they come from a man with a nearly 40-years experience in top-notch motorsport, first as a driver and then, from 1992, as a team owner. Being among the most winning Italian teams, with a list of achievements that includes successes and podium finishes in the Italian F3 and A1GP (racing as Team Italy from 2005 to 2009), Team Ghinzani would be a welcome addition to the Auto GP grid.

Enzo Coloni: "I was particularly happy when I heard from Ghinzani that he was very interested in an entry in our Series. As our careers in motorsport started more or less in the same years, we know each other from a long time and we have a relationship of mutual respect and regard, meaning that working together in Auto GP would be a pleasure. Then, from a performance standpoint, it's worth to underline that Team Ghinzani already knows this chassis, as they were racing as Team Italy in A1GP, and even if the car has changed from those times, I'm sure that such knowledge will be an help for the team. If they really enter the Series, I'm sure that they will be quick straight out of the box".

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