EU3000: Cagliari GP preview

The countdown for the 2003 Cagliari Grand Prix has started: the race will take place from 30 October to 2 November on the 2.414 meters-long circuit prepared in the area of S.Elia stadium of the Sardinian city. An event which last year had beaten...

The countdown for the 2003 Cagliari Grand Prix has started: the race will take place from 30 October to 2 November on the 2.414 meters-long circuit prepared in the area of S.Elia stadium of the Sardinian city.

An event which last year had beaten any audience record for the Italian autosport, with over 130.000 spectators arrived in Cagliari to watch the first edition of a race that is rapidly becoming a “classic” of the International Motorsport.

2003 edition presents herself even richer in fascination and emotions: Cagliari’s circuit will host in fact the last race of Euro 3000 Series, with the expected and exciting duel between the Minardi F1 test driver, “Gimmi” Bruni, and the young Brazilian Augusto Farfus, together with many talents of the Italian and international Motorsport scene. The official program will be made precious by the Formula 3 Sardinia Master, an international event inserted in the prestigious “Master” of the preliminary series, jointly with the Asian races of Macau and Korea.

The Sardinia Master will see on track the most illustrious drivers of the European Formula 3 and, thanks to the new qualifying formula chosen by the Organizers, will also be the testing ground for some novelties which could be introduced the next year in Formula 1. In fact, after the qualifying session, the first ten positions of the race 1-starting grid will be determined by the “Superpole”, with the drivers running two fast laps –not one like in F.1- and the final result calculated joining the two times: an highly spectacular formula which gives more possibilities to the drivers and also allows the audience to have more fun.

The two top-categories will be supported by a Sportcars race, Formula Gloria Trophy and Henry Morrogh’s Formula Ford (two preliminary series which have the target of helping the young Italian and European talents to move their first steps on single-seaters).

But the most important and exciting event will certainly be the exhibition of Renault F1 Team, with the two stars Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso –the youngest Gp winner in F1-, who will drive their Renault R23 for many laps, carrying out some pit-stop simulations too. That’s not all: on the straights and corners of the Cagliari track there will be the wonderful Mercedes CLK DTM driven by the great Jean Alesi, who will give thrilling emotions and adrenaline to the spectators.

An impressive TV coverage will follow the event, thanks to 16 cameras, mobile cameras and camera-car, broadcasting qualifying, races, highlights and interviews. RAI 2 (Italian National TV) will broadcast live the Euro 3000 race, together with many reports about the whole event.

The safety of the event will be ensured by first-level international Marshals and by a fascinating Safety car: the all-new Lamborghini Gallardo, driven by the official test driver of the Italian factory, Giorgio Sanna.

-www.italiaracing.net

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Series Auto GP , Road racing
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Jean Alesi , Fernando Alonso , Augusto Farfus , Giorgio Sanna
Teams Renault F1 Team