Valencia II: Event preview

Valencia holds the last meeting in Europe of the Telefonica World Series by Nissan Last minute call for Nicolas Minassian, the 2000 vice-champion of the FIA F3000 Championship. TVE and Eurosport will live retransmit both races Cheste, 17th ...

Valencia holds the last meeting in Europe of the Telefonica World Series by Nissan

Last minute call for Nicolas Minassian, the 2000 vice-champion of the FIA F3000 Championship.
TVE and Eurosport will live retransmit both races

Cheste, 17th October 2002 ? The Telefónica World Series by Nissan had arrived at the sunny land of Valencia. The Spanish track holds the last European Event of the 2002 season as well as the last meeting of the FNissan 2000 and the Spanish F Junior Championship.

The Italian squad GD Racing has signed a last minute agreement with the former Runner up of the FIA F3000 Championship, Nicolas Minassian, as Jonathan Cochet moves to KTR for the rest of the Season. The Brazilian driver Luciano Gomide, in lack of sponsorship, has returned to his hometown, Rio de Janeiro, as he tries to find some economical support and stay in the Series.

The Series promoters had given to all the WS teams one hour of testing today. Vilariño, Ravier (both in the Epsilon by Graff team) and Rafael Sarandeses (Zele Motorsports) had topped the list of times.

Ricardo Zonta, the current leader, is followed in the standings by the Belgian ace, Bas Leinders. Franck Montagny hopes to find in Valencia some good results and keep in the touch with the title ^Ñspoirs^Ò. The best Spaniard driver is Antonio García, member of the local-based team Adrian Campos Motorsport.

The magnificent venue of Cheste and the thousands of supporters expected on Sunday will settle the best atrezzo for the final rounds of the FNissan 2000, with Porteiro and Bobbi racing for the definitive victory.

The young Spanish driver Adrián Vallés will be crowned the next Sunday as the first Fjunior 1600 Champion. Vallés, who also participates in the FNissan 2000 Series with the Escuela Lois Circuit Team, has already a seat guaranteed in this challenging single-seater category.

The Telefónica World Series by Nissan races will be disputed the next Sunday at 11h45 a.m. (18 laps) and at 2h15 p.m. (26 laps)

-RPM-

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