A1 Team Australia has named Ian Dyk as its main driver for the 2007-08 A1GP season, which kicks off at Zandvoort in September.

The 21-year-old made his debut in the series in Mexico City and celebrated his first appearance with a podium finish - a result good enough to secure the seat for the coming season.

"Being named as the number one driver for A1 Team Australia is a dream come true," he said. "A1GP is now in its third season and it is really starting to gain momentum and is getting the recognition it deserves.

"This is one of the few truly global motorsport series and to have the opportunity to represent my country as the top driver is just incredible."

Dyk was given his chance in the team after a winning performance in the Formula Three support race during the Australian A1GP event at Eastern Creek in 2005 - completing a number of rookie A1GP sessions prior to making his race debut.

Dyk was first spotted by team boss Alan Jones after winning the Formula Three race that supported the A1GP Eastern Creek, Australia in 2005. Dyk was then given the opportunity of competing in selected rookie sessions this season and after just 67 laps of practice combined, he was given the chance to race for the team in Mexico.

"He is a hugely talented driver with enormous raw potential, so I am delighted to formally announce him as our number one driver for the third season of A1GP," team boss Alan Jones said. "With his obvious skills and plenty of laps under his belt in the off season, I feel confident that our team will produce some impressive results in the 2007/08 season."

 

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