The chance to sign experienced World Series by Renault pilot Alx Danielsson was not one to be passed up, according to Comtec boss Jonathan Lewis, who takes his team into the series for the first time this year.
Whilst the Swede's signature was sought after by many other teams, it was the rookie outfit that got the nod, and Lewis, for one, is happy that the two parties have come together, having already signed 19-year old rookie Edwin Jowsey to the second car.
"Alx brings current World Series experience, which was important for us during our selection period, but also his wealth of motor racing experience from previous seasons can only work to his and our benefit as the season unfolds," he explained, "I fully intend to repay Alx for the faith that he has shown in signing for us, when so many of our rivals where after his signature for this season. Of course, it helped knowing Alx's manager Rick Gorne for the last 26 years, but I have known Alx since his Formula Ford days and I liked his tough and gritty attitude."
Danielsson said that choosing Comtec over other more established teams was also based on previous record, having raced against the team as far back as his FFord days.
"Although Comtec will be a new team to the World Series in 2006, it has all the important ingredients in place to being successful this coming season," he insisted, "Having the benefit of a solid technical and engineering staff, headed up by Roly Vincini, and with the extra technical staff that Jonathan Lewis has brought in, the ingredients and mix are right for success."