The pilots who will represent Bulgaria in the European GT4 series were announced at the official press conference held in Sofia by the owner of the club Rosen Daskalov and the team manager Vladimir Iliev.
Behind the wheel of the supercar will be Ivailo Tsonev, Miroslav Angelov and Grigor Grigorov.
Ivaylo Tsonev had many years dealing with karting. For six seasons in karting he achieved two world championships, won the “Cup of Bulgaria”, third place in the championship round of the Eastern European series. In 2003 he piloted a test in the UK Formula 1 Tyrrell McLaren. After a break of his sport career he began to deal with motorsport. He noted that he liked the quality of the car.
Miroslav Angelov began his career with karting competitions in 2002-2004. In 2012 he debuted in motorsport track and mountain Championship and Rally championship and takes second place in the annual ranking in Group A up to 1600 cc. In 2013, he got into mountain and Rally Championship.
He said he supports the project and sees the national importance for the presentation of Bulgaria.
Grigor Grigorov is one of the young talents in Bulgarian motorsport. He began dealing with motorsports at a young age and his talent was discovered by Vladimir Iliev. He began dealing with karting in 2011 and in 2012 he already was a national champion in the Mountain championship united group A & N. In 2013, he also won the championship, and in 2014 he was the winner in V1 Challenge Sofia 2014 and got the fastest lap.
He said he would give the most of himself and added that the car is competitive with the biggest brands in its class and believes that this year will be successful.
The main objectives of the sports team were also announced at the press conference.
In the short term tehis the main objective is that the Bulgarian team and Bulgarian supercar take part in the European GT4 series and possibility establishing Bulgaria as a popular tourist destination, as well as to show the highest level of motor sport in the country, taking up the challenge to become part of the European track sport without having a facility.
In the long term, the team aims to participate in the “24 Hours of Le Mans”, thus becoming the first Bulgarian team involved in this prestigious competition. The main objective is to help the team and Sofia as a candidate for European Capital of Sport.
The team advertising policy aims to acquaint Bulgarian business at all levels with opportunities provided for advertising on Bulgarian and European market and to demonstrate the real benefit of advertising in the automobile business.
The team of Sofia Car Motorsport expressed hope that the Bulgarian government and sports institutions will support the team in this endeavor.