November 06, 2009
Published on tags: Superleague
2009 race winner Adam Rouse announced his decision to leave Constructor Champions Nordsjoen Racing. The English driver, who finished 4th in the standings after winning two races in the season, formed one incredible pairing with eventual Champion Joe Consiglio, and his departure represents a huge blow for Nordsjoen.

"I have mixed feelings about leaving Nordsjoen," said Rouse as he left the headquarters of the Cardiff-based team, "on the one hand, I am leaving a race winning team with guys that are great racers and friends, but on the other hand it ensures [team owner] Will and his team have plenty of time to find a replacement. An incredibly good season means I leave on a high and I wish them all the best for the future."

But is this the end of Rouse's involvement in the GPVWC? After being involved, in various roles, since 2005, it seems the English race winner will still stick around in the paddock. "The future holds a backseat, I have no intentions at this time of racing for any teams next season but will still take an active role within the league if they will put up with me."

Nordsjoen Racing Team Principal Birgitte Wangensteen expressed disappointment at the loss of such a talented driver, but also cared to highlight the contribution Rouse gave to Nordsjoen: "I, on behalf of everyone at the team, wish Adam all the best for the future. He brought the team to success and helped Joe throughout the season, and only bad luck at the start of the year deprived him of P2 in the standings."

It is believed Nordsjoen will be on the lookout for a driver to replace Adam Rouse as soon as the 2010 teams are finalised.