Monza: Montagny concentrates on upcoming race

The 4th meeting of the Superfund World Series by Nissan takes place at Monza this weekend. Race program includes the debut of the World Series Light category that will boost the new Dallara WSL3 powered by a 250 HP AER engine and the second...

The 4th meeting of the Superfund World Series by Nissan takes place at Monza this weekend. Race program includes the debut of the World Series Light category that will boost the new Dallara WSL3 powered by a 250 HP AER engine and the second meeting of the Spanish Junior Championship lead by the RACC Motorsport ace Cristian Cano.

It is a unique motorsports event the one offered by the Spanish entrepreneur Jaime Alguersuari, president of RPM Racing: "This is the first time that we race here in exclusivity presenting only our three different categories, and packing more than 65 drivers from 18 nationalities. It is really remarkable."

It is an important meeting for the 25-year old driver Franck Montagny. In the seine of the extraordinary performant Gabord Competition Team, the Renault test driver has achieved 5 victories from a total of 6 races. He has an advantage of 62 points from the second driver, the newcomer Bruno Besson (Saulnier Racing).

Montagny wants to set the things clear for those who have placed him already in Formula One: " From today to Sunday my single mission is to take another double win and therefore, I will have to work very hard." The Frenchman was again the quickest driver during the tests last week. He has just returned from 5 days of intense physical training with Renault, with the participation of all the RDD drivers.

Marc Gene will be a serious contender for this weekend's victories. Somehow, the ACM driver has a special advantage in this tricky track. The Spaniard is currently testing with the BMW.WilliamsF1 Team in Jerez (4th quickest yesterday), and the young Antonio Garcia will replace him during the Free Practice sessions.

Teams Carlin Motorsport and Racing Engineering may also have a serious chance to place its drivers in the podium. Leinders was the 2nd top driver here last week, and he has very good memories from his participation in the World Series races in 2002.

Young Mathias Lauda is keen to participate in his first meeting of the WS Light "I've lost half a year waiting, but I've always known that the long wait will proof to be worthy." Milos Pavlovic, the current Italian F3 Champ, has signed a last minute deal with team Epsilon.

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Antonio Garcia , Franck Montagny , Marc Gene , Mathias Lauda , Milos Pavlovic , Jaime Alguersuari
Teams Williams , Carlin , Racing Engineering