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ATS: Series newsletter 2008-08-13

Press conference with Kevin Mirocha Eve Scheer, Kevin Mirocha and Klaus Ludwig When the best sports-car drivers of the world will race at the Nurburgring, this weekend, the ATS Formula 3 Cup also will be a part of the event. Germany's fastest ...

Press conference with Kevin Mirocha Eve Scheer, Kevin Mirocha and Klaus Ludwig

When the best sports-car drivers of the world will race at the Nurburgring, this weekend, the ATS Formula 3 Cup also will be a part of the event. Germany's fastest single-seater series is going to contest the 11th and 12th rounds of its 2008 season in the support programme of the 1000-Kilometre Race. Formula 3 is regarded as the event's special spot of colour - a fact that also became obvious during the official press conference, held on 12th August in Cologne. Kevin Mirocha attended the event as ATS Formula 3 Cup representative.

In the 'Schokoladenmuseum', providing a great view of the Cologne Cathedral, the most important organisers and numerous drivers met this Tuesday on the occasion of a press conference. Among them the likes of Peugeot works driver Pedro Lamy who races a Peugeot 908 HDI-FAP in the Le Mans Series' LM-P1 category.

The Portuguese is well-known in the Formula 3 fraternity: after all, he secured the German Formula 3 Championship title, back in 1992. "It's great to be a part of an event held in such a professional environment," said Kevin Mirocha. "It goes without saying that you watch the career of the established drivers, as young gun. Therefore, it's really nice for me to have met former German Formula 3 Champion Pedro Lamy."

Kevin who travelled to Cologne from Hamm right after having finished his schoolday, also succeeded in shining on the stage. For instance, the 16-year old perfectly explained the difference between Formula BMW and Formula 3 when asked to do so by press-conference host Eve Scheer. "The pure speed isn't that crucial," he explained. "The difference gets far more important when it comes to the cornering speed and the load of data you have to analyse together with your engineer, in Formula 3."

When asked why he recently displayed an upward trend on the leader board, Mirocha answered: "In the ATS Formula 3 Cup, young drivers have to cope with a lot of new impressions and information - particularly when they are as young as I am. You have to accustom to new teams, new circuits, a new environment - and, of course, to your new and really fast single-seater. And only when you succeeded in completing this process you are able to secure good results."

According to Kevin Mirocha, the ATS Formula 3 Cup represents the perfect platform for entering professional motor racing. "Here, you are provided the opportunity to prepare perfectly. In the Formula 3 Euro Series, you arguably need the support of a major manufacturer to succeed and that's something not every driver can rely on. But when you have been successful in the ATS Formula 3 Cup, this should prove to be extremely helpful when it comes to making the next steps on the motor-racing ladder."

Attending press conferences incidentally also represents a part of the learning progress in the ATS Formula 3 Cup. Here, the young drivers meet motor-racing journalist for the first time and learn how to present themselves in interviews.

-credit: formel3.de

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Series F3
Drivers Pedro Lamy , Klaus Ludwig , Kevin Mirocha