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28 July 2004 (buw)
Press Release Circuit Park Zandvoort
Is the lap record in jeopardy during the marlboro masters of formula 3?

Zandvoort, July 28, 2004 – Next to the Formula 3 race, in which the best drivers from the various international championships will be taking part, the demonstrations are also an important and popular part of the programme during the Marlboro Masters of Formula 3. This year on August 7 and 8, there are spectacular demonstrations at the Circuit Park Zandvoort, with Ferrari and Ducati in the spotlights. Impressive world championship-winning Formula 1 machinery and thoroughbred Italian motorcycles will without any doubt be making a lasting impression to the crowd. As an additional attraction on Sunday, August 8, John Bosch will, circumstances permitting, attempt to improve the existing lap record at the Circuit Park Zandvoort. Currently, this record is at 1.19.880 minutes, set by Ferrari test driver Luca Badoer during the Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 in 2002.

John Bosch, who will be driving one of the world title winning Ferraris from the years 1999 till 2002 at Zandvoort, has acquired a lot of experience with Ferrari Formula 1 cars during numerous events and test sessions over the past years. Anyone who knows Bosch will also know that the Dutch driver is by no means someone making bold claims without being able to prove them. Therefore, his ambitions of improving Luca Badoer’s lap record must certainly be taken seriously, although Bosch himself is warning for expectations running too high: “Of course, I don’t underestimate Luca’s record. After all, he is very quick and over the last ten years, he has probably racked up more mileage for the Formula 1 team than anyone else with a Ferrari. At the time, his fastest lap at Zandvoort was the result of a determined and serious attempt with a car and an engine that were at its best. During the Marlboro Masters of Formula 3, we will try and see what we are capable of doing with a similar car, together with Ferrari personnel. Provided the circumstances, the weather and set-up are suitable, then, for sure, we will be making a serious attempt.”

Next to multiple race and rally champion John Bosch, former Le Mans-winner Jan Lammers and the two ex-Ferrari works drivers Jacky Ickx and René Arnoux will also be driving Ferrari Formula 1 cars during the Marlboro Masters of Formula 3. German stunt rider, Christian Pfeiffer, will provide a demonstration with Ducati motorcycles. This year, the demonstrations are planned on Saturday, August 7, at 14.30 h and on Sunday, August 8, at 14.10 h.

Two days of action with one ticket
Traditionally, Sunday is ‘race day’ during the Marlboro Masters of Formula 3, but, just like in 2003, the Saturday is also a day not to be missed. The entire Formula 3 programme with three practice sessions, qualifying sessions, warm-up and the race all takes place in two days.

This means that not only do the Formula 3 drivers have to get to know the track and find the right set-up on Saturday, they also have to set a quick lap time. This means plenty of action on Saturday, which is almost completely occupied by Formula 3 and the spectacular demonstrations mentioned above. Tickets for the Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 can be ordered at the more than 1,000 sales points of Ticket Box, including Primera and Free Record Shop (see www.ticketbox.nl or call 0900-9393 (0.45 Euro/min) for locations). Tickets for the outside enclosures are € 19 in pre-sale and € 22 during the event at the gates of the Circuit Park Zandvoort. Tickets give access both on Saturday, August 7, and on Sunday, August 8. A combined dunes/paddock/main grand stand ticket is € 60 for two days and includes a numbered grand stand seat. The paddock ticket for Saturday and Sunday is new. It costs € 40 and is only available in limited numbers. On Friday, August 6, admission costs € 7 for all locations, paddock included. Every visitor gets the full colour event programme for free.

Follow the action at home on SBS6
Anyone who is not able to be at Zandvoort to watch the unique action during the Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 is obviously missing out on a whole lot, but at least has an alternative: the experienced crew of SBS6 Autosport will be bringing the action to your home live. Part of the programme is live coverage of the Formula 3 race and extensive round-ups of all the other races, backgrounds, interviews and features.

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