Franck Montagny is the latest ex-F1 guy to sign up with the Superleague Formula series.
The official Superleague site has the news, and here’s the basics. The Superleague Formula was introduced in 2008, as a way to cross over the divide between football and motorsport fans. The teams are all football clubs, the drivers are all motorsport guys, and supposedly we are all supposed to enjoy the mix.
I’m not so sure.
Franck will be joining a brand new French team – FC Girondins de Bordeaux – for the 2010 season. The Superleague site already has a fabulous picture of Mr M. Here’s a quote from him about the new appointment:
“I’m delighted and I can’t wait to participate in this championship, especially with its expanded calendar and continued growth. Superleague Formula will allow me to meet some old friends from F1 and other categories again. The involvement of Barazi-Epsilon, with whom I have already achieved great things in the past, as well as FC Girondins de Bordeaux, the current French champions, makes this challenge very motivating for me.”
I’m going to have to do some investigation about this Formula, find out where they race and where we can watch it. It looks like we have a new series to follow, my fellow Franck fans!