Carlo aiming for title with SG Formula

01-02-06

Carlo van Dam have agreed with SG Formula and will compete in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in 2006. Hereby the driver of S-T-A-R-T underlined his successfull cooperation with the French topteam and want to catch the title in the European Formula Renault 2.0 Championship!

Carlo is considered as a big Dutch motorsport talent and he has already two experience years acquired in the two litre Formula Renault and succeeded in this many successes. Previous season the inhabitant of Vlaardingen we won in a convincing manner the fourth place in European Formula Renault 2.0 Championship and reached four podiumplaces (Bilbao Oschersleben, Estoril and Monza) in the Eurocup. The young talent finished no less than 12 times in the top six and was with distance the best Dutchman of this international championship with many talents. Moreover he won also the team championship in 2005, with his French teammate Yann Clairay. Beside all races in the Eurocup, Carlo will also consider to take part in the French Formula Renault 2.0 Championship.

In the previous winter period Van Dam was ongoing busy. After some weeks of relaxing the former European Kart Champion started already to his preparations for the new season in the beginning of November. And not without success! Carlo was frequently present on one of the French circuits of Val de Vienne, Magny Cours and Nogaro and was always one of the fastest drivers of the day. Also on the French circuit of Lédenon and the Spanish Valencia he was very quick and helped the team with a lot of information about the different settings of the car.

SG Formula stood at the international top of motorsport since 2003. The French team, under the guidance of teamowner Stéphane Guérin, won in 2004 the title in the French Championship. Moreover, SG Formula finished this year in the Eurocup on the first place with the strong drivers line-up Clairay and of course our own compatriot.

Team manager Stéphane Guérin: “We are very glad that Carlo have chosen for SG Formula again. In the last year he showed very good work and we became together a very strong team. For that reason I am very happy about his performances. Carlo made a very big step forward in 2005. He also made themselves the different language rapidly his own. I have been particularly delighted that we can build together for successes in the new season. With his enormous experience is Carlo one of the absolute title candidate for the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup!"

Carlo van Dam: “I am glad that I can defend the colours of SG Formula again. The choice to stay with SG Formula was not difficult for me. Last year I learned a lot of them and I received a lot of good response by this topteam. It became a strong group with a lot of friend for me and we work rockly-hard for each other. The European Formula Renault 2.0 Championship remains a provocative class with a lot of talented drivers. After my successes in the Formula Renault 2.0 of last year, I want impregnate this rising line in 2006. Beside my ambition this season I want to score many victories and I will fight for the title in the Eurocup and I also want to stay in the picture for 2007. I want the thank the foundation of S-T-A-R-T and our sponsors for their faith which they have pronounced in me and that they have made all possible for me. This is again an enormous chance for me and I intend to make the best of it on the European circuits. Actually I cannot wait to test for this team at 16 March in Misano!"

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