2003 Euroboss Championship: ready for action!
Monday 14th April 2003: Fourteen of the world's most exciting racing cars will line up for the opening round of the 2003 EuroBOSS Championship at Silverstone (International Circuit) on Easter Monday, 21st April, including no less than ten cars with an F1 pedigree [full entry list attached]. Benetton, Reynard, Simtek, Footwork and Tyrrell are all represented in what promises to be a compelling season of racing.
The 1994 Benetton V8 Ford HB, piloted by Michael Schumacher during his first Formula One World Championship winning season, will be driven by the 2002 EuroBOSS Champion, Earl Goddard. The 23 year old South African who lines up against last years runner-up, Klaas Zwart, and top Spanish GT racer Nick Dalli, is looking to defend his title and start the season with a win. Current EuroBOSS Masters (Pre December 1989) Champion, Colin Stone, in a Ram Hart, will face stiff competition from Tony Hansford in his first competitive outing in a Footwork Cosworth and newcomer Kelly Jane Wells driving a EuroBrun Judd. Roger Kilty, racing a Reynard Cosworth in the EuroBOSS F3000 Class, will be looking to maintain his winning streak over his Hanline Associates team mate John Roberts, piloting a Lola Cosworth.
An open paddock enables the public to mix with an international driver line-up and get within touching distance of the magnificent racing machines before experiencing fast and furious track action. EuroBOSS holds 16 outright lap records across Europe, including Silverstone International Circuit, set in 2001 by local resident Earl Goddard with a time of 1:09.83 during the Championship's last visit to the Northamptonshire track.
The EuroBOSS Championship has been further strengthened for 2003 by a range of media partnerships including a continuing television deal with Sky Sports and, for the first time, regular Eurosport coverage.
The 2003 EuroBOSS Championship arrives at Silverstone ready for the first round on 21st April with a formidable grid of exciting cars aiming to stir the passions of all motorsport fans. Free practice starts at 09:25 and the battle for grid position gets underway in qualifying at 11:45, with the race planned for 16:00.