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Interesting contrast This weekend, the motor-racing enthusiasts can witness the next highlight of the ATS Formula 3 Cup season: the appearance in the support programme of the Truck Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. For the fans of heavy, brawny ...

Interesting contrast

This weekend, the motor-racing enthusiasts can witness the next highlight of the ATS Formula 3 Cup season: the appearance in the support programme of the Truck Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. For the fans of heavy, brawny racing trucks and country music, the fastest German single-seater series will represent an interesting contrast. So, it comes as no surprise that the blinding fast Formula 3 cars have always thrilled the truck-racing enthusiasts at the Nurburing's sprint circuit.

With 8 of the 18 rounds of the 2010 season contested, the 9th and 10th round held in the Eifel region promise to be particularly exciting. Daniel Abt, the only 17-year old son of DTM team Principal Hans-Jurgen Abt, has made it indeed! While the season is approaching its half-time weekend, the German holds the championship lead. This weekend at Assen, the young gun did not only secure his maiden Formula 3 win but also scored 21 of 24 points available, thus even outclassing the previous championship leader, experienced Formula 3 ace Tom Dillmann. The Frenchman now follows in second position, five points behind Abt. Now, you may look forward to witnessing the next chapter of this thrilling battle at the Nurburgring. And as if to add to the excitement, they both are racing Dallara-Volkswagen Formula 3 cars.

In addition, Felix Rosenqvist also celebrated his maiden ATS Formula 3 Cup win, this weekend. With the Assen weekend contested, the Swede is the sixth driver to have won one of the eight races contested to date. Due to his successful weekend in the Netherlands, the 18-year old from Malmo leaped to fifth position in the championship, behind Stef Dusseldorp (Netherlands) and Kevin Magnussen (Denmark).

In the Trophy ranking, however, the season to date has been dominated by one man: Ricardo Brutschin. At Assen, the German secured his fifth and sixth race wins and consequently, he now has amassed a total of 74 points. But behind the dominant leader, two drivers are battling it out for second place. Once, Finland's Aleksi Tuukkanen gets the upper hand, the next time Russian Alexey Karachev comes out on top. But at the end of the day, they all race for Team Stromos Artline. Meanwhile, Daniel Abt and Kevin Magnussen are the two drivers who may hope for winning the €10,000 'SONAX-Rookie-Pokal', as they both hold a lead of some 30 points over the competition. While the battle for the AvD Speed-Pokal still is far open. In this ranking, announced by Germany's most traditional car club, Daniel Abt and Tom Dillmann currently are tied for the lead

So, the ATS Formula 3 Cup alone should be enough to make every motor-tracing enthusiast attend the Truck Grand Prix. Action packed single-seater racing featuring numerous battles for position represent the icing on the cake of a multifaceted event. And those who haven't got the time to make the trip to the Eifel can update themselves at any time via the live timing at the ATS Formula Cup's official website. Here, you will be informed in real time about the achievements of all the drivers in every session.

-source: f3 de

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Series F3
Drivers Hans-Jurgen Abt , Tom Dillmann , Stef Dusseldorp , Kevin Magnussen , Felix Rosenqvist , Daniel Abt