Race and football fans will get a sneak preview of ‘the beautiful race’ at Donington Park next month when Superleague Formula test driver Bruce Jouanny (above) will complete demonstration laps during round three of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The BTCC round will be staged on Donington’s National circuit on May 3-4, and we will then return to the historic Midlands circuit proper for the opening round of the championship on August 30-31, 2008.
While testing and development of the SF prototype kicked off at Donington Park last month (see below) with Bruce Jouanny behind the wheel of the Hitech Motorsport -prepared car.
“I am really looking forward to getting back to Donington with the Superleague Formula car,” Jouanny said. “When we first ran the engine was only on its initial spec, the Menard guys have really turned things up and now we have 700 horsepower available.
“It is going to seem like a completely different track – the straights are going to go by a lot quicker.
“It will be a great weekend and I am sure the fans are going to love the sound of this car. The BTCC weekends are always brilliant and we hope give their fans a bit of a bonus show. It will also give everybody an idea of what to expect when the series returns in August – 20 of these cars on track at once is going to be incredible.”