Asmer signs on with TP Formula

Marko Asmer, former Tonykart driver and current BMW Sauber F1 Team test driver, has signed on with TP Formula Team for 2008 Euroseries 3000. After bursting onto international karting in 1999 when he won the Nordic, Finnish, Baltic and Estonian karting championships, he won FSA World Championship Round 4 in Mariembourg ahead of Antonio Liuzzi, who took the title.

Marko Asmer, former Tonykart driver and current BMW Sauber F1 Team test driver, has signed on with TP Formula Team for 2008 Euroseries 3000. The 23-year-old Estonian burst onto international karting at 15 in 1999 when he won the Nordic, Finnish, Baltic and Estonian karting championships. In 2001 he was protagonist of an exciting FSA World Championship also winning Round 4 in Mariembourg ahead of Antonio Liuzzi, who took the title. In 2003 he moved up to Formula Ford, earning five victories and finishing runner-up in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch. In the same year he was invited to get behind the wheel of a Formula One car for the first time to test the BMW Williams F1. And after taking the British F3 title with 3 rounds to go and 11 victories, Marko signed on with BMW Sauber F1 Team as official test driver. The Estonian talent will debut on track with the Traini-Pomozzi team in Vallelunga for a common test session in view of the opening race, scheduled for late April.

Marko Asmer: “I’m happy to get the chance to race with TP Formula in Euroseries 3000. It’s a competitive series and should complement my Formula One testing duties with BMW Sauber F1 Team well. At the moment we have agreed to do the first race and are working on a budget for the remainder of the season. It will be quite exciting to race a car that I haven’t even tested yet! I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel.”
 
Gianluca Pomozzi (TP Formula): "I’m really pleased for the agreement reached with Marko, a very talented, professional and extremely motivated driver. We will start the season together in Vallelunga, then we will both work hard in order to find the means to collaborate till the end of the season. I thank him and his manager Harald Huysman for trusting TP Formula, sure that we can pay him back offering all the technical means necessary to perform at the top and thus supporting his brilliant career".



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Created by: admin - 17/04/08

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