September 02, 2009
Published on tags: General
Superleague surprise Allen GP will take part in the Canadian Grand Prix with a new lineup, rumours report. The English outfit is thought to be replacing current driver William Ponissi with former tester Chris Kinsman for the rest of the season, the Englishman having previously appeared in the Czech Grand Prix where he finished 9th.

Kinsman, who has raced with team boss (and now team mate) Chris Allen in several other leagues, impressed the Team Management with his pace in private tests, and a spokeperson from Allen stated he should be "challenging for points on a regular basis".

Ponissi, who scored 5 points in the 2009 season, was regularly outpaced by his team mate, but also suffered from a fair share of bad luck, having to retire in three occasions when a point finish looked on the cards. The Italian now faces the rest of the season in the sidelines, with all the Superleague seats being taken up.

"It is obviously a disappointment to lose my seat one day before the race" said Ponissi. "I am already looking for any openings, but with 24 drivers with race contracts it will not be an easy task."

The Italian, who debuted in the GPVWC in the 2002 season, has been linked to a possible Test drive at Nordsjoen Racing.