Former F1 driver Jean Alesi is to front a new stock car championship based in Asia and the Middle East. Alesi has recently left the DTM series and it has been stated that he is ‘the first of many big name drivers’ who will race in the new ‘Speedcar’ series.
The series will feature bespoke cars which will have about 600bhp each. The first race is set to kick off in November 2007 and the season will feature 9 races. The series is supported by Formula 1’s Bernie Ecclestone, so is almost certain to be a huge success.