Racing Engineering withdraws from 2004 competition

Racing Engineering will not be participating in the World Series in 2004! For three consecutive years Racing Engineering has won the Spanish F3 team championship title with it's drivers obtaining two championship and one vice championship titles.

Racing Engineering will not be participating in the World Series in 2004!

For three consecutive years Racing Engineering has won the Spanish F3 team championship title with it's drivers obtaining two championship and one vice championship titles. During the 2002 season of the World Series by Nissan Racing Engineering won the team championship. In its second year of participation, Racing Engineering achieved the second place in the team championship. Now the team from Sanlucar de Barrameda (Spain), winner of the last race held in the World Series by Nissan, has taken the decision not to participate in the RPM-organized championship in 2004.

The increasing costs of the championship, and at the same time disproportionally low TV coverage in Europe, forced Racing Engineering to make this step. After the decision was taken, Alfonso de Orleans, team principal, explained his point of view, "This championship had great teams and drivers, but due to the poor TV coverage, we had to do what was best for our sponsors and that was to offer them a championship that would better suit their needs. It's a real pity since I am sure we could have continued our winning pace in 2004, but I think in the end, we also had nothing else to prove. So instead of upsetting our sponsors, it was simply better to pull out and prepare for 2005."

Thomas Couyotopoulo, Racing Engineering's team manager stated, "It was a pleasure for us to work in this championship with drivers as professional as Justin Wilson and Stephane Sarrazin. The World Series by Nissan as a championship is very interesting from the technical as well as the sportive point of view -- on paper! In my opinion this perfect mix of a great car, fast drivers and professional teams did not always find it's appropriate match in the strict application of the sportive and technical regulations."

-www.racing-engineering.com

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Justin Wilson , Stéphane Sarrazin
Teams Racing Engineering