Monza: Event preview, schedule (Lights)

The 4th meeting of the Superfund World Series by Nissan will take place next 22 and 23 June in the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, the single - seater event which has revolutionized the International car-racing scene. This will mean the first time...

The 4th meeting of the Superfund World Series by Nissan will take place next 22 and 23 June in the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, the single - seater event which has revolutionized the International car-racing scene. This will mean the first time to be a full presence of the three categories of the Superfund World Series by Nissan this season.

In the Superfund World Series by Nissan, the main expression of the system Series, the Italian meeting will be a good opportunity to confirm the enormous potential of the new Dallara Nissan V6 car through the long straights of the Monza layout. During the tests held this week, the drivers reached a remarkable best lap time 1'39'' at an average speed of 210 Kph.

Superfund World Series by Nissan: Montagny's season

As everybody know, one more time the Renault F1 test driver Franck Montagny is regarded as final victory contender. The Series leader is ready to defend his good position in front of the rest of the drivers in Monza, but it won't to be an easy business for him, because between these other drivers are performing strong enough to fight also for the Monza's victory.

At the same time, drivers such as Saulnier's Racing driver Bruno Besson (currently second), Narain Karthikeyan from Carlin Motorsport, Heikki Kovalainen (Montagny's team mate in Gabord Competicion), Marc Gene in Adrian Campos Motorsport or Belgian driver Bas Leinders, from Racing Engineering, have proved to be also potential race winners.

On the other hand there are other unlucky group of fast drivers, which could undoubtedly be victory contenders in little time. Former Prost, Minardi and Toyota F1 driver, Stephan Sarrazin from Racing Engineering, Enrique Bernoldi (last season Orange Arrows F1 official driver) and basque Ander Vilariño, Epsilon Euskadi driver are a good example of it.

This group of drivers is regarded as a strong one, having an important racing background each one of them, what it is important for the Series level.

Due to the abrasive asphalt and, like it will happen also in Barcelona, in Monza Michelin will supply its more resistant S500 tyre compound.

World Series Lights: The new World Series intermediate category

The new category, created to complete the gap among the Spanish Formula Junior Championship and the Superfund World Series will make its debut at the Italian layout.

The World Series car is specially designed by Dallara for this competition, the same as the 250 hp powered AER engine, built on purpose for the World Series Light Series.

Several teams that currently are racing in the Superfund World Series by Nissan have entered in this new category, contacting with young rising stars as Mathias Lauda, Adrian Valles, Juan Cruz Álvarez, Álvaro Barba, Celso Miguez or Ananda Mikola.

Formula Junior 1600 Spanish Championship

The Superfund World Series by Nissan younger category will be in Monza for its second round of the Championship, after having started in Jarama Circuit.

This Championship, where future champions come directly from Karting, has shown an impressive driving level and, for sure in Monza we could see one of the most exciting races of the championship. Despite being a Spanish Championship race, foreigner racing teams have been invited to the event, increasing, by the way, the difficulty of the meeting. One of the guest racing teams will be Thierry Boutsen Racing (owned and managed by the former Williams F1 belgian driver).

About the final victory contenders, there are some young rising starts to watch, as the Championship leader, the Catalan driver Chrsitian Cano, Racc Motorsport, and Giaccomo Ricci, from Ciebiemme Team (each one had won the Jarama races). Arturo Llobell, from Escuela Circuit - Lois Racing Team, 2nd in the standings is also a strong contender. However, we must not forget the rest of drivers as for example Japanese Keisuke Ebisuda, from Cibiemme Team. The Championship equality will allow them to shine during the whole season. <pre> EVENT SCHEDULE/SUPERFUND WORLD BY NISSAN

FRIDAY, 20 JUNE 09h15-10h00 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP PRIVATE PRACTICES 10h15-11h00 WORLD SERIES PRIVATE PRACTICE 11h15-12h00 WORLD SERIES LIGHT PRIVATE PRACTICE 12h15-13h00 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP PRIVATE PRACTICES 14h00-14h45 WORLD SERIES PRIVATE PRACTICE 15h00-15h45 WORLD SERIES LIGHT PRIVATE PRACTICE 16h00-16h45 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP PRIVATE PRACTICES 17h00-17h45 WORLD SERIES LIGHT PRIVATE PRACTICE

SATURDAY, 21 JUNE 09h00-09h30 WORLD SERIES PRIVATE PRACTICE 09h45-10h15 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP 1st. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 10h30-11h00 WORLD SERIES LIGHT 1st. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 11h15-11h45 WORLD SERIES 1st. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 12h00-12h30 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2nd. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 14h00-14h30 WORLD SERIES LIGHT 2nd. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 14h45-15h15 WORLD SERIES 2nd. QUALIFYING PRACTICE PRESS CONFERENCE /SUPERFUND WORLD SERIES BY NISSAN 15h45 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP RACE#1 (10 laps/max. 25')

SUNDAY, 22 JUNE 09h30-09h45 WORLD SERIES WARM UP 10h00 WORLD SERIES LIGHT RACE#1 (14 laps/max. 30') 10h55 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP RACE#2 (10 laps/max.25') 11h45 WORLD SERIES RACE#1 (15 laps) 12h25-12h45 PIT WALK WORLD SERIES / WORLD SERIES DRIVERS PRESENTATION 13h20 WORLD SERIES LIGHT RACE#2 (14 laps/max. 30') 14h15 WORLD SERIES RACE#2 (22 laps - PIT STOP 5/15) PRESS CONFERENCE /SUPERFUND WORLD SERIES BY NISSAN

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Enrique Bernoldi , Ananda Mikola , Marc Gene , Narain Karthikeyan , Thierry Boutsen , Bas Leinders , Mathias Lauda , Adrian Valles , Bruno Besson , Adrian Campos , Celso Miguez , Arturo Llobell , Ander Vilarino
Teams Williams , Carlin , Racing Engineering