Tom Coronel Le Mans preview

Wednesday 5th November 2003: Dutch sportscar and single seater ace,Tom Coronel, will race an Ascari Judd V10 in this weekends final round of the EuroBOSS Championship at Le Mans, France, adding additional spice to a race where double points...

Wednesday 5th November 2003: Dutch sportscar and single seater ace,Tom Coronel, will race an Ascari Judd V10 in this weekends final round of the EuroBOSS Championship at Le Mans, France, adding additional spice to a race where double points will be awarded and all three class titles are still up for grabs.

15 big open single seaters, many with F1 credentials, will line up for Sundays race with Coronel eager to prove that he is the cream of the crop. He made his EuroBOSS debut at Zandvoort last year and, having stalled on the grid and given the field a head start of at least 30 seconds, he carved his way through the field to finish fourth, much to the delight of 65,000 partisan spectators.

On Sunday Coronel is looking for the win but first he must overcome the challenge of Championship leader Klaas Zwart and second placed Nick Dalli. These two accomplished drivers, both racing Ascari Judd V10s, have dominated the 2003 EuroBOSS Championship and with the title still to be decided are in no mood to give ground. Zwart has been the outstanding driver of the season and a fifth win and the Championship title are in his sights. A competitive and exciting encounter is guaranteed.

In the EuroBOSS Masters, class leader and last years champion Colin Stone is not racing. Although he has dominated the season his non-appearance provides an opportunity for second placed Bernie Harris, in the turbo-charged Beatrice/Hart, to take the title with a top three finish.

In the F3000 class, Roger Kilty, driving a Reynard Cosworth V8, looks set to retain the title following an impressive season that includes four wins. However, he must first overcome the Lola Cosworth V8 of Frank Lyons who, in his first season of EuroBOSS, has proved with two class wins that he has the speed and reliability to create an upset.

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