Open Telefonica Albacete preview

Barcelona, May 4. - The Open Telefonica Series will celebrate the third round of the Champonship the next 11,12 and 13th of May, in Spain, at the Circuit of Albacete (3,539 km.) The current leader, the Frenchman Franck Montagny (Epsilon by...

Barcelona, May 4. - The Open Telefonica Series will celebrate the third round of the Champonship the next 11,12 and 13th of May, in Spain, at the Circuit of Albacete (3,539 km.)

The current leader, the Frenchman Franck Montagny (Epsilon by Graff) will defend the top position in the overall standings (62 points), in front of the Southafrican Tomas Scheckter (Vergani Racing Spain) (54 points). Both achieve a double win in the first and the second meeting respectively.

The third classified is the Spaniard Rafael Sarandeses (44 points), lined-up in the winner team since 1998, Adrian Campos Motorsport.

The Portuguese Manuel Giao and his team, Scudera Fame, are waiting for the decision of the National Court of Appeal from the Real Federacing Espanola de Automovilismo. Giao will know the next week if he is to stay in the current position, seventh, or if the Appeal's decision is positive, shall be raised to the fifth one.

Abel Fajas, a 20-year-old driver coming from the Go-Karting National Championship, will enter the series in the team Skualo Competition. Jonnathan Cochet (Venturini Racing), Formula One Test Driver for the French Team Prost Grand Prix, is also keen to arrive at the Circuit of Albacete, after an excellent performance in his debut at Estoril (Portugal).

The Open Telefonica Series will visit the Circuit of Albacete for its fourth time. The Record Holder of the Track and the Series, is the Spaniard Angel Burgueo (Repsol-YPF Meycom), with a Coloni-Nissan CN1/98 (1.20.942).

The Races will take place on Sunday 13th of May, at 12,05h p.m. (18 laps) and at 14.05h (28 laps- compulsory pit stop), and will be shown in TVE (La2), later in the afternoon (Estadio 2) PSN (Southamerica), Sport TV (Portugal), and Eurosport (Automag) will also retransmit the spectacular Single-Seater Serie winned by Marc Gene, Fernando Alonso and Antonio Garcia.

-opentelefonica.com

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Antonio Garcia , Franck Montagny , Marc Gene , Fernando Alonso , Manuel Giao , Abel Fajas , Adrian Campos