>


Advertisement
Hot News
for your iPhone
for your iPad
Go to our forums to discuss this news
DATE News (chronologically)
02/02/12
v8
Premat makes shock V8 switch  
Premat
Alex Premat has made a shock switch to V8 Supercars with Garry Rogers Motorsport.

The 29-year-old Frenchman will drive the Holden Commodore raced by Lee Holdsworth last year, after signing a full-time deal to compete in the Australian-based series.

Premat has a wealth of experience in high-powered tin-tops, having been a podium finisher during his four-year stint in the DTM with Audi, and has also raced sportscars regularly over the past few seasons - winning the 2008 Le Mans Series for the manufacturer.

Prior to that he helped France to the 2005/06 A1GP crown, won races in GP2 and also claimed victory at the Masters of Formula 3 and the Macau Grand Prix.

Team boss Rogers said that Premat's signing was big news for the whole championship.

"I think the category needs to be flattered," Rogers told BigPond Sport.

"The fact that there's interest from drivers around the world shows that. I think the category has really got the recognition. In a way, I'm flattered. He could have got a drive somewhere else overseas but I think he's recognized we've had solid results as a team and it's well run and managed.

"I might be proven to be wrong about him, but I don't think I'm wrong."

Premat will travel to Australia next week, where he will be officially unveiled alongside his Commodore. Racer.com

Hot News Archives
2000 2001 2002 2003
2004200520062007
2008200920102011
2012201320142015

Search Hot News
Search Help