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Francorchamps, August 27, 2003

5 times Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen will renew his association with the Audi R8 in which he won the ALMS in 2002 when the FIA Sportscar Championship reaches the Belgian circuit of Spa Francorchamps at the end of this month for round 6.

The 36 year old Danish sportscar legend teams up with Japans Seiji Ara, himself a veteran of the R8 as the 2 men pilot the Audi Sport Japan R8 around Spa’s sinuous and classic layout.

If the inclusion of Kristensen is attracting attention, the media and the sporting public are just as fascinated by the attempts of Jan Lammers and his Racing for Holland team to finally set the seal on the championship crown.

The 6th round of the FIASCC is being held over 1000kms and as such carries double points. Mathematically the championships in both SR1 and SR2 categories are still wide open but the absence of both Automotive Durango and Promec Engineering will mean that 3rd and 4th team place standings will come under pressure from Henri Pescarolo’s equipe and British team Taurus Sports Racing.

At the top of the team standings Andy Wallace and Hayanari Shimoda will be hoping that luck will run with them this time and against leaders Racing for Holland, as a victory for RN Motorsports and a non finish for the Dutch cars would bring them to within 4 points of the championship leaders with one race left to run.

As well as the arrival of the Audi R8 into the championship a second new SR1 team is also entered in the shape of British based Simpson Engineering, who’s Riley & Scott makes its 2003 debut in the hands of Belgians Armand Fumal and Geoffroy Horion.

Following a great return to the series for Team Sovereign at Donington Park, Mike Millard and Ian Flux will be out again in the Nissan powered Rapier 6 SR2, each hoping to better the 3rd place they took in the UK.
At the top of the standings in SR2 Lucchini Engineering continue to dominate the championship in 2003 but the double points on offer will put extra fire into the bellies of chasers Team Jota and GP Racing.
Back too are Swiss team Palmyr; drivers Christophe Ricard, Phillippe Favre and Gregory Fargier bringing welcome Gallic flourish in the brightly liveried Palmyr Lucchini SR 2002.

The FIASCC will be running together with a full entry from the British GT Championship providing truly spectacular endurance racing.
Free practice takes place Friday 29th August, with Qualifying sessions on Saturday 30th August. The Spa 1000km featuring the FIASCC and the BRDC British GT Championship begins 12.50 CET.


Nat Driver 1 Driver 2 Car


Racing for Holland

NL Jan Lammers John Bosch Dome S101 - Judd

Racing for Holland

NL Beppe Gabbiani Felipe Ortiz Dome S101 – Judd

Pescarlo Sport

F Stephane Sarrazin Frank Lagorce Courage – Peugeot

Taurus Sports

GBR Giovanni Lavaggi Justin Keen Lola B2K/10B – Judd

Larry Orberto

RN Motorsports

DEN Andy Wallace Hayanari Shimoda DBA4-03S – Zytek

Audi Sport Japan

BEL Tom Kristensen Seiji Ara Audi R8

Simpson Engineering

GBR Armand Fumal Geoffroy Horion Riley & Scott


Lucchini Engineering

IT Pierguiseppe Peroni Mirco Savoldi Lucchini SR 2002


SUI Christophe Ricard Gregory Fargier Luchinni SR 2002

Phillippe Favre

GP Racing

IT Gianni Collini Fabio Mancini Lucchini - Alfa Romeo

Massimo Saccomanno

Team Jota

GBR John Stack Sam Hignett Pilbeam – Nissan

PiR Competition

F Pierre Bruneau Marc Rostan Pilbeam - Peugeot

Team Sovereign

GBR Michael Millard Ian Flux LM 3000 - Nissan
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