two days of test on the Czech racetrack in Brno, this weekend, for
their eighth appointment the F3 Euro Series Championship will be
back on track. The location being the Dutch circuit of Zandvoort,
in the outskirts of Amsterdam where at the beginning of August the
traditional F3 Malboro Masters took place. An appealing track due
to its geographical location and its layout, a series of slow and
fast bends that weave around sand dunes on the shores of the North
On this very rack last year, our driver Ryan Briscoe got an important
victory, laid his stakes down on the Championship and went on to
win the race in Hockeneheim.
This year the situation is different. Franck Perera an Robert Streit
are experiencing their first year and will try to face up to this
transfer by getting back into the positions they were used to having
in their last two races. Hiranaka, during last year's races on this
circuit and in concomitance with DTM, felt confident during qualifications,
but was unlucky in the race.
News will interest the Prema team this weekend. The young 18-year-old
Nagoya Kohei Hirate, another member of the TDA programme and protagonist
of the Formula Renault Championship Italy 2004, will give his debut
with the team's fourth vehicle on the Zandvoort racetrack.
His priority, without doubt will be the Formula Italian Renault
Championship where three races from the end he is second and only
three points behind the leader, boasting the highest number of pole
positions and victories. This new experience will allow him to gain
more confidence in view of the season 2005.
A great number of people are expected this weekend; in fact, all
the grandstand tickets have already been sold.