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19 teams set for A1GP opener

A1GP season opener on Australian soil at Surfers Paradise set to feature 19 nations, including defending champions Ireland
A1GP bosses have revealed that 19 cars are set to take to the track for the opening round of the 2009/10 season at Surfers Paradise later this month.

After months of speculation as to whether or not the series would continue due to continued financial problems, series chiefs have now released a provisional entry of 19 for the season opener – although no mention has been made of who will run any of the cars or who will be at the wheel.

Defending champions Ireland are listed on the entry along with past champions Switzerland, Germany and France while Team GBR is also on the list despite the fact that the team behind the entry went into administation last season – with the series itself running the team for the remainder of the campaign.

Amongst those teams missing from the list are Malaysia and Lebanon, although Pakistan feature on the provisional entry despite the fact the team failed to contest any of the races last season.

Provisional A1GP entry:


A1 Team Australia

A1 Team Brazil 

A1 Team China 

A1 Team France 

A1 Team Germany 

A1 Team Great Britain

A1 Team India 

A1 Team Indonesia 

A1 Team Ireland 

A1 Team Italy 

A1 Team Mexico 

A1 Team Monaco 

A1 Team Netherlands 

A1 Team New Zealand 

A1 Team Pakistan 

A1 Team Portugal 

A1 Team South Africa 

A1 Team Switzerland

A1 Team USA



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BrettD - Unregistered

October 16, 2009 2:27 AM

Where is the money coming from? Antonio Teixeira, Deputy Executive Chairman and Director of Energem Resources Inc (African Based Mining Company) has been providing 'Loans' to A1 Holdings and Lyndhurst Racing which could be valued up to US$54 Million dollars. Energem Resources was suspended from trading on the London Stock Exchange in June 2009 for failure to release financial statements for the year ending 2008. Energem keeps putting forward the time it will announce its true financial position based on monies it expects to receive form debtors such as A1 Holdings. With A1 operations owing tens of millions of euros the chance of Energem receiving any money is virtually nil.

Don - Unregistered

October 15, 2009 3:14 PM

How can Tony Teixeira continue to dump money into a race series that is not sustainable? Where does the money come from to fund it? The best thing that could happen is for A1GP to die and other more established Open Wheel series to grow.



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