Unlucky end of the season but confidence for 2005
Nürburg, 31st October, 2004 - It would have been too sweet to becoming reality but Norbert Siedlers last chance to win the Superfund Euro 3000 title today at the Nürburgring were destroyed within 15 seconds after Euronovas' Luca Filippi had hit his left rear wheel and damaged his suspension. One year after Gianmaria Bruni the 21year old Austrian was the next ADM driver to secure the 3rd place in the championship, while team mate Allam Khodair finally scored his first point.
Renato Melchioretto (Team Principal)
"I don't want to talk about the 'ifs' and `whens' anymore but based on Allams' lap times Norbert would have been in a very good position to win that race and the title. It was just the unlucky end of a roller coaster season but we must not be too sad about our performance. Norbert has won two races for us and he also started from Pole Position in every second race weekend. After a very professional presentation of the new Formula Superfund on Friday we are already focusing on the future and we would appreciate to continue the cooperation with Norbert in the new championship. We are going through some exciting times now but I am confident we can realise a very successful project for 2005."
Norbert Siedler (Car Nr.3)
"I knew that it wasn't an easy game for me but I didn't expect to be thrown out of the race after 500 meters. I was in the inside in the first corner and had to go wide in the entrance when Luca Filippi hit my left rear wheel. Although I was able to come back to the pits I had no chance to continue because my suspension was damaged. Today it wouldn't have been easy for Nicky Pastorelli to beat me, but I can only promise to come back stronger in 2005. Finally I have to thank my team, my sponsors and all our friends for their great support."
Allam Khodair (Car Nr.4)
"It was a very tough race and therefore I am happy to finish 6th. My car was competitive and I have to thank ADM Motorsport for their great support during the whole season. The Superfund Euro 3000 was a good experience for me and I am still convinced that this year in Europe was good for my development as a driver. For the upcoming season nothing is decided yet, as we will have to discuss everything with my sponsors, but I cannot deny that I am raved about the new Superfund car."