Francesco DraconeDouble new entry for Auto GP: the Series, that is going to start on May 14 and will award an astounding prize money of 100.000 euros per event, hails the arrival of both a new driver and a new team: they are Francesco Dracone and Emmebi Motorsport, the pair having found an agreement to contest the 2011 edition of the Championship together.

Besides being a new-entry this is also a comeback, because both the Italian driver, the outfit and its experienced team manager Massimo Beacco have a previous experience in a Series run by Enzo Coloni: the team raced in the Euroseries 3000 in 2008 and 2009, fielding among the others Edoardo Piscopo, Fabrizio Crestani, and Dracone himself.

Then, Francesco and the team parted ways as the italian driver decided to try the American way in 2010, contesting some IndyCar races with Conquest and adding another important experience to a career that since 2002 saw him racing in F3 and F3000. Now they are together again, and they are looking for great results in Auto GP.

Enzo Coloni: “I’m happy to welcome again in the Championship a tight-knit pair as Dracone and Emmebi Motorsport. I saw Francesco racing and improving a lot in 2008 and 2009, so I’m very curious to see what impact the American experience had on his growth as an all-round racer and on his driving style. Looking at the team, I know Massimo Beacco very well and I’m sure that the team will provide a top-notch job, giving Dracone a very good car”.

Massimo Beacco: “I am really looking forward to racing in Auto GP. The car, the engine and the organization are the cream of the crop, and so is the TV coverage thanks to Eurosport. When together with Francesco we decided to commit to high lever motorsport for 2011, we had different options including another season in USA, but we immediately felt that Auto GP was the way to go”.

Francesco Dracone: “The 20 days to Monza will feel very long: I would like the Championship to start tomorrow, as I want to feel again the huge power of the Zytek engine pushing my back! Looking to the season I’m sure that I can do well and that together with Massimo Beacco and his technical staff we will do a very good job. I know them from a very long time, and this gives me a lot of confidence.