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Mansell joins the Big Boss at Donington EuroBOSS Press Office, UK: A selection of the world's most exciting racing cars will line-up at Donington Park on Sunday 5th October for rounds 5 and 6 of the 2003 EuroBOSS Championship -- the Zig-Zag ...

Mansell joins the Big Boss at Donington

EuroBOSS Press Office, UK: A selection of the world's most exciting racing cars will line-up at Donington Park on Sunday 5th October for rounds 5 and 6 of the 2003 EuroBOSS Championship -- the Zig-Zag Super Prix -- with much interest surrounding the debut appearance of the distinctive 1996 'snakeshead' Jordan driven by ex-Formula 3 front-runner Gary Ward, the type 101 Judd CV powered Lotus raced by Nelson Piquet in 11 grand prix during 1989, and the inclusion of 17 year old Scott Mansell in the starting line-up.

Mansell became the youngest ever EuroBOSS competitor in 2002 when, at the age of 16, the Tamworth schoolboy drove a 470bhp Reynard in the F3000 Class. Next weekend he will race in the top category of EuroBOSS driving a 770bhp ex-Formula One Footwork Judd 4litre V10 and, in doing so, will become the youngest British racing driver to compete in a car of this power. Jenson Button was 20 when given his chance in Formula One.

With four rounds now completed the EuroBOSS Championship is finely balanced with Dutchman Klaas Zwart leading by just four points from Spaniard Nick Dalli, closely followed by Londoner Max Wakefield in the ex-Alesi Benetton. Whilst Zwart, driving an Ascari Judd V10, will be looking to secure a third consecutive victory to extend his Championship lead, his sights at Donington will also be set on breaking the outright lap record. The record is currently held by EuroBOSS regular Earl Goddard in the ex-Schumacher Benetton/Ford, with a time of 56.90 seconds (an average speed of 108.26mph).

An open paddock enables the public to mix with an international driver line-up and enjoy close-up the sights and sounds of these magnificent machines. The first of the two EuroBOSS races will blast away at 1.00pm, finishing positions will determine the starting grid for the Zig Zag Super Prix starting at 4.00pm. The race will be closely followed by the presentation of the much coveted 55cm high blue porcelain and gold plated Zig-Zag Trophy, an identical trophy to that presented to winners of the Monaco GP during the 1990's.

Admission is £10 per adult including admission to the paddock and grandstand areas, accompanied under 16s will be admitted free-of-charge. Tickets will be available from Donington Park on the day.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Jenson Button , Nelson Piquet , Gary Ward , Klaas Zwart , Scott Mansell