Valencia, 16 October 2003 Tomorrow starts in Valencia ( Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana ) the 8th meeting puntuable of the Superfund World Series by Nissan. It will be the prior to the last meeting valid for the 450 HP category. Franck Montagny (Gabord Commpeticion), third driver of RenaultF1, took the championship in Barcelona, but 6 drivers and 3 teams will battle for the final podium positions.
The local team Adrian Campos Motorsport, Felix Porteiro in KTR, and the team Escuela Lois Circuit participanting in the World Series Light and the Campeonato de España de Formula Junior, have the best single-seater drivers of Valencia taking part in this Series. They will represent this weekend the colours of the Comunidad Valenciana. Next Sunday, the authorities of this Autonomic Region of Spain as well as the representatives of the Circuit will homage the former F1 driver Adrian Campos. The fomer Minardi driver will have his own curve in the Ricardo Tormo venue. Unfortunately, Alonso, winner of the 99 edition in the Formula Nissan, will be in Rusia with due to some marketing duties with his Formula One Team.
GUY SMITH TO RACE WITH ZELE-RACING
British top driver Guy Smith has signed an agreement with the Austrian team Zele-Racing to race in the Superfund World Series by Nissan. The winner of the 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans will have his first contact with the Dallara Nissan car tomorrow during Private Practice. His former engineer in the Indy Lights, Harvey Spencer, will be back in duty again with him as he joined the Team this year. Both achieve to take third position in the American Series in 1998. "I came to race against the best guys. This Series are very competitive and we know that this will be a real challenge. The car looks really sexy to me, it looks like a proper competition car and I know how difficult will be to be in the 10 first positions. When you see how people can improve their careers, like Alonso, Gene or now, Montagny, you see how good it must be to race here. You race against the best. How all these good drivers have came to the same place--Having said that, three years out of the s-s experience it may look risky, but it looks to me the right time to be back!".
Not an easy weekend for Guy, as 6 top drivers still in fight for the Series, including Teams Gabord Competition, Racing Engineering, Carlin and Epsilon Euskadi for the Title's.
"FLYING JUAN", LEADER IN THE WORLD SERIES LIGHT
The Argentinian driver Juan Cruz Alvarez arrives at Valencia with the leadership of the all-new Series of 250 HP. Six points behind is Julien Vidot (Epsilon by Graff) and the local hero Adrian Valles, former leader before Barcelona, is just 12 points behind. Juan Cruz Álvarez will be the youngest driver to take a drive in the Dallara Nissan car next 20 of October testing for Gabord Competicion. One year older than him, Marko Asmer, Estonia, will drive with Saulnier Racing. But Juan Cruz Alvarez will have to fight seriously for the leadership against the drivers of the World Series Light. The Series will celebrate another meeting in Albacete the next 2nd of November, including another meeting of the Spanish Formula Junior Championship.
JUAN ANTONIO DEL PINO DEFENDS HIS LEADERSHIP IN VALENCIA
The Spanish Formula Junior Championship arrives at Valencia with a strong leader, Juan Antonio del Pino. Tomcat Racing, winner of the Formula Junior Italian Championship, will be the responsible of the debut of the Italian ace in Karting, Fabio Onidi.(6th in the European Final in Sarno).
<pre> CIRCUIT DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA (18 / 19 OCTOBER 2003) WORLD SERIES by NISSAN-WORLD SERIES LIGHT-CTO. DE ESPAÑA DE FORMULA JUNIOR 1600-COPA CLIO RENAULT SPORT DE CIRCUITOS
FRIDAY 09h00-09h45 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP PRIVATE PRACTICES 10h00-10h45 WORLD SERIES PRIVATE PRACTICE 11h00-11h45 WORLD SERIES LIGHT PRIVATE PRACTICE 12h00-12h45 COPA CLIO RENAULT SPORT PRIVATE PRACTICE 13h00-13h45 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP PRIVATE PRACTICES 14h00-14h45 WORLD SERIES PRIVATE PRACTICE 15h00-15h45 WORLD SERIES LIGHT PRIVATE PRACTICE 16h00-16h45 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP PRIVATE PRACTICES 17h00-17h45 COPA CLIO RENAULT SPORT PRIVATE PRACTICE
SATURDAY 09h00-09h30 WORLD SERIES PRIVATE PRACTICE 09h45-10h15 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP 1st. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 10h30-11h00 WORLD SERIES LIGHT 1st. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 11h15-11h45 WORLD SERIES 1st. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 12h00-12h30 COPA CLIO RENAULT SPORT 1st. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 12h45-13h15 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2nd. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 13h30-14h00 WORLD SERIES LIGHT 2nd. QUALIFYING PRACTICE SUPERFUND WORLD SERIES BY NISSAN PRESS CONFERENCE 14h15-14h45 WORLD SERIES 2nd. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 15h00-15h30 COPA CLIO RENAULT SPORT 2nd. QUALIFYING PRACTICE 15h50 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP RACE#1 (12 laps/max. 25')
SUNDAY 09h00 COPA CLIO RENAULT SPORT RACE#1 (12 laps) 09h15-09h25 WORLD SERIES PIT STOP ARMBANDS DELIVERY 09h40-09h55 WORLD SERIES WARM UP 10h10 WORLD SERIES LIGHT RACE#1 (17 laps/max. 30') 10h55 FORMULA JUNIOR 1600 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP RACE#2 (12 laps/max.25') 11h45 WORLD SERIES RACE#1 (18 laps) 12h25 COPA CLIO RENAULT SPORT RACE#2 (12 laps) 13h20 WORLD SERIES LIGHT RACE#2 (17 laps/max. 30') 14h15 WORLD SERIES RACE#2 (26 laps - PIT STOP 5/18) SUPERFUND WORLD SERIES BY NISSAN PRESS CONFERENCE