Niarchos And Kirkaldy – In Single-Seater Racing
No, not as drivers – but as partners.

2006 Scuderia Ecosse GT2 driver Andrew Kirkaldy has been running Formula Renault outfit Team AKA, with his partner Paul Jackson – but now (2006 Scuderia Ecosse GT2 racer, and British GT Champion) Chris Niarchos steps in too, to form AKA Cobra.

Cobra is the title of Niarchos’s marketing company.

The aim is to take AKA Cobra “to the next level and create a formidable team within the Formula Renault paddock”.

“This was the perfect opportunity to get more involved in motorsport, especially at a level where we can really make a difference,” said Chris Niarchos. “I’ve known Andrew for a long time and I know he puts heart and soul into this team and I know through experience how focused he is! He and Paul run a very slick team so with their motorsport experience and Cobra’s commercial strength; I think the other teams will be keeping an eye on us!”

“I’ve never met anyone with more enthusiasm for this sport than Chris”, said Andrew Kirkaldy. “I think Formula Renault is now the best feeder series for Formula 3 so being involved at this level, at this time, is very rewarding. Chris’ marketing expertise is incredible and his ability to motivate people is unsurpassed so, together, we can make “AKA Cobra” the strongest team out there, without a doubt.”

Pictured is Brazilian Adriano Buzaid, in the #7 Team AKA car this year.

Chris Niarchos has already indicated that he and Tim Mullen will be racing a Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari in the FIA GT Championship next year, while Andrew Kirkaldy’s ambitions might lie a little further afield.

 

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