German driver Markus Pommer has been confirmed as the second driver for the Super Nova International team for the 2014 Auto GP World Series season. He joins the already announced Italian Michela Cerruti in the team. Pommer tested for the team in the recent pre-season test in Valencia.
Pommer took a break from his single seater career in 2013 to race in the Porsche Supercup championship, having previously raced in the ADAC Formula Masters and the Formula Two Championship, winning races in both. He was close to signing a deal to run with Russian Time in the GP3 series for 2014 but that deal fell through after the death of the team’s boss Igor Mazepa.
“It’s a pleasure to drive for Super Nova, a team that has had great success over the years and knows everything there is about the Auto GP car,” said Pommer on the official Super Nova website. “At the test I felt immediately comfortable in the team and very much enjoyed driving the car – it has good downforce and plenty of power and suited my driving style well.
I am looking forward to my first time in Marrakech, a street circuit with fast corners will be a lot of fun and I am feeling confident going into the weekend. I have never been there so will be spending some time on the simulator to get to grips with it.”
Team manager of Super Nova International John Sears was happy to have the German driver on board, and is looking forward to the season ahead in Auto GP.
“I have been tracking Markus for some time now and following the test in Valencia he showed the potential to fight at the front in Auto GP this year,” said Sears. “We are very happy to have found an agreement for him to be part of our team and I am confident that we will achieve excellent results together. We covered an extensive test program over two days, including long runs and pit-stops, so he is well prepared for the season opener in Marrakech.”
The Marrakech Auto GP World Series weekend runs from April 11th-12th 2014.