A1 TEAM LEBANON - ARGO RACING
A1 Team Lebanon, one of the founding teams of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport has selected Argo Racing as the technical and engineering team for the forthcoming season of A1GP.
Lebanon has competed in all 22 race weekends of the first two seasons of A1GP and although yet to score a point, the team has proven to be one of the most popular on the grid. The team is supported by a nation that appreciates the huge undertaking for a country which has no heritage of single seater racing and enjoys a unique position as a nation with a fan base that transcends the countries competing in the championship.
The team moves to Argo Racing after two years of competition in the Series and with the proven technical capabilities of the company is anticipating a step forward in the success of the A1 Team Lebanon race programme. A number of key personnel in the Argo Racing team have been drawn from the 2006/07 Series winning nation, A1 Team Germany and runners-up, New Zealand.
Tameem Auchi, Seat Holder, A1 Team Lebanon says of the announcement, “After two years of racing in A1GP we made a comprehensive review of all aspects of the operation and this led to the decision to move to Argo Racing. A1 Team Lebanon is still a young, inexperienced team compared to many of the other nations who have a long history of top-level international racing. We have never doubted the challenges we face and we don’t have the pool of experienced racing drivers that others can draw on. However, we have the commitment and passion to represent our nation as best we can. This season we are aiming to make significant progress in the A1GP Series and achieve at least one World Cup of Motorsport point and we’ll all be working hard to attain this goal.
“A1GP is an excellent platform for us to showcase the wonderful qualities of Lebanon and its people. We’re proud to be representing the nation - promoting our country, our sportsmanship and entrepreneurial spirit. As the only Middle Eastern team, we also participate on behalf of all the Arabs around the world. We’ve been given fantastic support from our fans at every race weekend on the calendar and we’re very appreciative of this. We look forward to flying the flags of the Arab nations across the globe throughout next season.”
Trevor Bale from Argo Racing adds, “We’re very pleased to be providing technical support for A1 Team Lebanon this coming season. We welcome the challenge of representing the Arab world in this international series and are confident that we can help the team to improve on their performance, assist with driver development and achieve the goal of winning World Cup of Motorsport points.”
A1 Team Lebanon is one of 23 nations competing in the third season of A1GP competition. The Series resumes at the end of September with 11 weekends of racing. A1GP is a unique concept in motorsport, with nation competing against nation for patriotic pride.
Fans can follow all the news on A1 Team Lebanon at the website: www.A1TeamLebanon.com and can show their support for the team with branded merchandise available at www.A1TeamLebanon.co.uk.