ETCC: 2000: LGTRS: LG Super Racing weekend Magny Cours preview

LG Super Racing Weekend Round 1 - Magny Cours / France - 19th - 21st April 2002 The French circuit of Magny Cours will host the first round of the recently renamed LG Super Racing Weekend series between April 19th and 21st. The first round of...

LG Super Racing Weekend
Round 1 - Magny Cours / France - 19th - 21st April 2002

The French circuit of Magny Cours will host the first round of the recently renamed LG Super Racing Weekend series between April 19th and 21st. The first round of the 2002 FIA GT Championship and the first and second rounds of the FIA European Touring Car Championship will take place on the Sunday, along with a full schedule of support events, including the Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup, the Renault Sport Clio Trophy and the Lamborghini GTR Supertrophy. The circuit, scene of the French Formula One Grand Prix every year, is situated in the centre of France, near the town of Nevers, two hours south of Paris.

The 4.25 km track is almost flat and quite technical, with a combination of high-power straights and slower corners, including the challenging Adelaide hairpin.

The FIA GT Championship will be racing at Magny Cours for the third consecutive year. Lister Storm Racing has been victorious on both previous visits, having claimed the Championship at the French track in 2000. This year, however, they will face strong opposition from the Chrysler Viper GTS-R and Ferrari 550 Maranello cars. JMB Competition claimed their first win at Magny Cours in 2001, before proceeding to win the N-GT title. The French-based team will be back to defend their title, with four Ferrari 360 Modena cars lining up against the rival Porsche 996 GT3-R cars on the grid for the 500 km race.

The first visit of the FIA European Touring Car Championship to the French Grand Prix circuit saw victory go to Gabriele Tarquini (JAS Honda Accord) and Roberto Colciago (AGS Motorsport Audi A4) in the FIA European Super Touring Championship, while Duncan Huisman won the Super Production race. This year the competition restarts with a new, single Championship, open to cars complying with the new Super 2000 or last year’s Super Production regulations. With 21 cars on the grid and ten former touring car champions amongst the drivers, the races will be the first opportunity for the Manufacturers entered in the Championship to face each other on the track.

General Information

Circuit Length : 4.250 km/ 2.64 miles

On air on TF1-- Auto Moto: Sunday 14th April 2002:
10:00 approx : pre-season presentation.

Sunday 21st April 2002 :
10:00 approx : presentation of LG SRW Round 1

On air on Eurosport :

Wednesday 17th April 2002 :
18:15 : Pre-season presentation

Saturday 20th April 2002 :
08:30 : Pre-season presentation
19:00-- 20:00 : Qualifying

Sunday 21st April 2002 :
15:15-- 16:30 : FIA European Touring Car Championship Races-- LIVE
19:00-- 20:00 : FIA GT Championship race delayed

Wednesday 24th April 2002 :
18:00-- 18:30 : Magazine LG Super Racing Weekend

Other races :
Renault Formula 2000 Eurocup
Renault Sport Clio Trophy
Lamborghini GTR Supertrophy

Websites :
www.fia.com
www.gtracing.net
www.eurostc.com
www.superracingweekends.com

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Series Formula Renault , GT , Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Duncan Huisman , Gabriele Tarquini , Roberto Colciago