Dutch F3 Euro Series driver Robert Doornbos will race at Spa in rounds of the British F3 Championship, this weekend. The Belgium circuit, in fact, will play host to rounds 19 and 20 of the British F3 Championship, gripped by Avon Tyres, and round...
Dutch F3 Euro Series driver Robert Doornbos will race at Spa in rounds of the British F3 Championship, this weekend. The Belgium circuit, in fact, will play host to rounds 19 and 20 of the British F3 Championship, gripped by Avon Tyres, and round ten of the British GT Championship.
Robert will be at the wheel of a Dallara-Opel of Team Menu and will substitute for Rob Austin, who is actually recovering after an accident. Last week Robert faced a testing day with Team Menu at Snetterton (UK), in order to improve his feeling with the car and the Opel engine. (Robert normally drives a Dallara equipped by Mugen-Honda engine). Both Team and Robert were satisfied by the productive test.
"Spa is one of the most beautiful circuit I have ever raced at," said the Dutch boy "and here I can celebrate my first approach with motor racing. At Spa, in 1998, in fact, I saw a F1 car for my first time, and there I fell in love with the racing world". "Spa is a very demanding track, very fast, where is easy to commit some mistakes," continued Robert "and that's why I have to concentrate a lot. I'll do my best but, for sure, it is gonna to be a good experience for me".
On Tuesday 26th August Robert tested at Varano (Italy) with his F3 Euro Series team Ghinzani and set the fastest time during the morning session and the 4th quickest in the afternoon, over
After free practice on Friday [29 August], Saturday features qualifying for both races as well as the first F3 race. The second F3 race is on Sunday morning, with the 1000km race due to start at 12.50pm and run for 144 laps.
Robert Doornbos - is actually driving a Dallara-Mugen #16 of Italian team Ghinzani in the F3 Euro Series and lies in 9th position in the Driver standings with 25 points. In 6 rounds (2 races for each round) Robert has reached 2 podiums (2nd at Hockenheim and 3rd at Nurburgring) and has always gained some points.
ON TV - the races will be broadcasted on Saturday 6th September 2003 at 07.00 am on CHANNEL 4 and on MOTORS TV (date and hour to be decided). All programmes are approx 30 minutes broadcast Motors TV will show a number of repeats after each first showing - please check the Sky schedules