Speedcar Series

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Speedcar Series
Speedcar logo.jpg
Category Stock cars
Country International
Inaugural season 2008
Folded 2009
Drivers 20 (2008)
Teams 6 (2008)
Constructors 1 (2008)
Engine suppliers 1 (2008)
Last Drivers' champion Italy Gianni Morbidelli
Last Teams' champion United States Palm Beach
Official website www.speedcarseries.com

The Speedcar Series Championship was a stock car racing series that was active from January 2008 to June 2009 across two championship seasons. Races were held across several countries, spanning the Middle East and Asia. It featured up to 24 drivers competing in identical V8 620 hp stock cars, deliberately lacking electronic driver aids.[1] Its headquarters were situated at the Dubai Autodrome.

Former Formula One drivers Jacques Villeneuve, Jean Alesi, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Christian Danner, Johnny Herbert, Stefan Johansson, Narain Karthikeyan, Ukyo Katayama, J.J. Lehto, Gianni Morbidelli, Alex Yoong and Vitantonio Liuzzi competed in the Speedcar Series. Herbert and Morbidelli were the two series champions. MotoGP rider Marco Melandri also competed in several races.

As a result of cutbacks, the series' backer, Union Properties, withdrew its support. A rescue deal planned by new series boss Claudio Berro fell through, and the championship was cancelled in June 2009. The British Virgin Islands based company that ran the series was placed into liquidation on 14 June 2010 and its assets put up for sale.[2]

Race format[edit]

Speedcar events were held over two consecutive days.

Race day 1:

  • Official practice session
  • Qualifying
  • Race 1

Race day 2:

  • Warm up
  • Race 2

Both races consisted of a standing start and a distance of 90 miles (140 km) or 45 minutes in duration.

No refuelling was allowed during either race.

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Team Champion
2008 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Speedcar Team
2008–09 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United States Palm Beach

Vehicle Specifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Speedcar Series concept
  2. ^ "Speedcar International Ltd in Liquidation". GoIndustry DoveBid. Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 

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