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Gers Join Exciting New Motorsport Championship

Rangers Football Club has today become the first UK-based club to join Superleague Formula - an exciting, new motorsport championship which kicks off at the Donington Park racing circuit in August.

Rangers - the last British side remaining in the UEFA Cup this season - will be the sole Scottish representative on the Superleague Formula grid and will compete against AC Milan, PSV Eindhoven, FC Porto, Olympiacos, Borussia Dortmund, RSC Anderlecht, FC Basel, Galatasaray SK and Sevilla plus Brazilian greats Flamengo and Corinthians in the six round championship later this year.

The Club's blue, white and red colours will adorn the 750 horsepower, V-12 powered Superleague Formula single-seater car and the new Rangers car - one of 20 that will line up on the grid - will be unveiled at Ibrox Stadium next month.

Rangers Chief Executive Martin Bain commented: "We are thrilled to join so many great clubs in a totally new sporting endeavour - a project which will not only promote Rangers across the world but also provide an income stream for the Club.

"We will benefit greatly through sponsorship, television and spectator revenues so it is a win-win situation for us. Superleague Formula will introduce the passion of the Rangers brand to a whole new range of fans, in addition to our existing support, and we are proud to represent Scotland in the new venture.

"The Club has enjoyed some fantastic European nights of late and we look forward to competing against some of the biggest names in world football in Superleague Formula."

Alex Andreu, Superleague Formula President and CEO, is delighted to have Rangers Football Club on board. With a world record 108 major trophies already secured - 51 League Championships, 31 Scottish Cups, 25 League Cups and the 1972 Cup Winner's Cup - he says Rangers are a welcome addition to the list of teams competing for glory.

Andreu commented: "Rangers record is really quite remarkable and we are delighted that they are now part of Superleague Formula.

"We are looking at bringing together the biggest brands in world football to take part in Superleague Formula and Rangers is a perfect addition for us.

"Not only has the club been wildly successful throughout its history, the Rangers fans are incredibly passionate and we are looking forward to encouraging them to make the trip down to Donington Park to see their car do battle in the opening round of the championship.

"The Superleague Formula grid is certainly filling fast. We have 12 of the 20 spots now announced, two additional clubs to announce after Easter and we are currently finalising arrangements for the final six places."

Pre-season training has already begun for Superleague Formula with the V-12 powered, 750 horsepower prototype hitting the track for the first time recently at Donington Park.

Testing will continue after Easter at the Circuito Monteblanco in Spain.

For more information on Superleague Formula, log on to www.superleagueformula.net
 

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If it makes some money for the club then all well and good. Other than that I can't say i'm actually bothered. As long as the Rangers car doesn't finish last :D I can't see this set-up being a success in the long-term, but who knows.
 

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I used to like GP but have gone off it now because it's boring. I've never been interested in any other motor sport and doubt this will have me watching either. We are in some good company by the looks of it though so it can't be all bad and as said hopefully we can get some benefits from it- though I'd imagine that will be more exposure as opposed to financial.
 
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