Angola: Sonangol and China Investment Fund sponsor Angolan racing driver

23 April 2009

Macau, China, 23 April – Angolan driver, Luís Sá Silva at the wheel of a Renault Tatuus 2000 is due to take part in the second race of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup on the 24, 25 and 26 April in Hockenheim, Germany.

Luís Sá Silva, who is a Macau resident, is taking part in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Championship, which will run until October on the racetracks of Zandvoort and Assen (the Netehrlands), Alastaro (Finland), Oschersleben, Nurburgring and Hockenheim, (Germany), Most (Czech Republic) and Spa Francorchamps (Belgium) as part of German team Krenek Motorsport.

The Angolan driver, who is sponsored by China Sonangol and China Investment Fund, raced at the beginning of the month at Zandvoort in the Netherlands, but failed to finish the races, once due to running off the track and again due to a crash that forced him to give up.

Over 30 drivers are taking part in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Championship including Brazil’s Luís Derani and Portugal’s Félix da Costa.

Luís Sá Silva, who is18 years old, will also race in the Asian Formula Renault Championship (AFR), as occurred in 2008, with races in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Guangdong that will run until next November, according to a report from news agency MacauNews.

In 2008 the Angolan driver took part in 14 races of the Asian Formula Renault (AFR) Championship in Malaysia, Shanghai and Zhuhai and placed fourth amongst the 30 competing drivers.

As well as taking part in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Championship Luís Sá Silva will also be part of German team Motopark Academy in the Portuguese Winter Championship due to take place in November and December on the Estoril and Portimao racetracks. (macauhub)

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