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Super Aguri announces Formula E entry
Friday 01st November 2013, 09:57 by TF1T Staff
Suzuki Aguri and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag(© Formula E)
Former Formula 1 team owner Aguri Suzuki has announced that he will enter the new electric racing series Formula E for the inaugural 2014 season.
The deal sees the return of Super Aguri to the circuit after the Honda-backed F1 team left the sport in 2008.
Super Aguri Formula E now becomes the championship's second team to be based in Asia after China Racing and the sixth of 10 teams that will be put forward to the FIA for final approval by its World Motor Sport Council.
They join leading IndyCar outfits Andretti Autosport and Dragon Racing, UK-based Drayson Racing and e.dams – a joint venture between Alain Prost and Dams founder Jean-Paul Driot who were announced just last week.
Speaking about the announcement, Aguri said: "Today is a new chapter for the Super Aguri name and I’m proud that our team will represent Japan in the inaugural Formula E series.
"Zero emissions racing is a progressive concept for the motorsport industry, and after more than 40 years as both a driver and team owner, I see Formula E as a great stride towards the future.
"Japan has always been at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation and technology and our participation in the series will enable us to promote and develop electric vehicle technology not just in our region, but also on a global scale."
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