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Robert Doornbos Le Mans test

F.3 Euro Series Official TEST -- LE MANS (F) July 03 and 04 - 2003 Robert Doornbos completes a productive two day testing in preparation of Le Mans race. Two weeks after the Norisring race, where Robert Doornbos scored another 5 points by ...

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Official TEST -- LE MANS (F) July 03 and 04 - 2003

Robert Doornbos completes a productive two day testing in preparation of Le Mans race.

Two weeks after the Norisring race, where Robert Doornbos scored another 5 points by achieving a best 4th place with a strong performance, the Dutch team Ghinzani driver completed a two day testing session in his preparation ahead Round 5 that will take place again at Le Mans circuit, on 13th and 14th July.

Racing the next round of the F3 Euro Series on the same track where these testing were scheduled, it was extremely important for Robert and his team to work hard in setting his Dallara-Mugen. In day1 he concentrated on learning the track and then finding a good set up for this Dallara-Mugen and set a best 10th fastest time. In the second day the Dutch driver, who was between the top 5 drivers in the morning session, and his team made some modifications on the car but they did not give a successful impression to Robert so that he decided to chose the set up used in the first day testing. "This track is very nice" - commented Robert -- "and I think it will be a very hard race for our tires. All the drivers will have to get the most exploit from them. Me and my team have done a really good job on the car and now we have found the right set up for the next week race. My only thought now is the Mercedes engine that on Le Mans circuit will be very difficult to fight with".

Robert Doornbos (1981, Rotterdam) will be driving the Marlboro Masters 2003 at Zandvoort next 10th August in white and red Marlboro colours. Last 19th June, during a press conference Robert has been presented as the Marlboro official driver (together with his team mate Parente and his team Ghinzani) at the Masters.

NEXT Race: July 13-14, LE MANS (France)

-rdr-

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