Liuzzi fastest in Speedcar testing

Force India F1 test driver Vitantonio Liuzzi clocked the quickest lap at the Speedcar Series test at the Dubai Autodrome, beating Jacques Villeneuve's best time and clear of rising star Nico Hulkenberg, who in the Formula 3 Euroseries champion and the Williams F1 test driver.

Among those who will be seen racing in the tintop championship this year will be former F1 men Jean Alesi, Johnny Herbert (the 2007-2008 champion), Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Jacques Villeneuve, Gianni Morbidelli, Ukyo Katayama, Stefan Johansson plus touring car names such as Uwe Alzen and Klaus Ludwig and local heroes such as Alex Yoong and Marchy Lee.

The series will have a $3m prize fund with $500,000 for the winning driver. The series will kick off on Dubai on December 5-6, with two races. There will then be five other rounds, including Grand Prix support events in Malaysia and Bahrain in April next year. The series will come to a close in Dubai at the end of April 2009.

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