EU V6: Brno round 5 preview

The FR V6 Circus Moves On To Brno After a trip South to Monaco where they warmed things up for last weekend's Grand Prix, the FR V6 is back with the LG Super Racing Weekend for round five at Brno. And with its technical series of tight turns ...

The FR V6 Circus Moves On To Brno

After a trip South to Monaco where they warmed things up for last weekend's Grand Prix, the FR V6 is back with the LG Super Racing Weekend for round five at Brno. And with its technical series of tight turns and short straights over rises, the drivers of the Eurocup 2004 will have their work cut out. The paddock was taken down last Sunday evening, the trucks loaded up, then it was full speed ahead from Monte Carlo to the Czech Republic.

It's non-stop for the FR V6, as the proceedings get underway on Thursday with three and a half hours of private testing, before the official kick-off the next day in free practise for the latest round in the championship.

And we're looking forward to seeing how the 22 drivers fare, especially as the race at Monaco left its mark in more ways than one ­ causing some damage and throwing up a tremendous surprise. Germany's Sven Barth (Interwetten.com) was victorious on the legendary circuit, with a masterful performance that saw him take Neel Jani (Dams) at the green light. Our hopes then turned to whether the young privateer would have the budget to make it to Brno.

One thing is for sure: since he entered the competition at Valencia, Barth has continued to rise and score points in each race, like his team-mate Jaap Van Lagen, the only driver to finish in the points in every race.

But these two are far back from the leaders in the championship standings, which are led by Sharp who, despite retiring at Monaco, is still in the top spot with a 22 point gap over Giorgio Mondini, and 29 points clear of Belicchi. At Brno, Sharp will have an added advantage of being very familiar with the circuit, having driven here last year in the FR 2000 Masters.

Things are sure to hot up on the Czech track!

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Neel Jani , Giorgio Mondini , Sven Barth