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21. July 2003 (bu), Circuit Park Zandvoort

AN IMPRESSIVE ENTRY FOR Marlboro Masters 2003

A glance at the entry list of the 13th Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 (August 8-10) reveals that, once again, this blue ribbon event is attracting an impressive starting field to Circuit Park Zandvoort. Among the 49 drivers from 20 countries are the ten best-placed drivers from the Formula 3 Euroseries and the British Formula 3 championship, the top seven drivers from the Italian championship and the points leader from the German Formula 3 Cup, plus numerous other strong drivers. Marlboro-backed driver Robert Doornbos and Charles Zwolsman are representing The Netherlands.

Last year's winner, Brazilian Fabio Carbone, will be racing with starting number 1. After his successful campaign in the British Formula 3 championship, he is now competing in the Euroseries. Carbone is the first driver in the history of the Marlboro Masters to defend his title. Olivier Pla, last year's runner-up, will be back again, too. Remarkable are the entries of Nelson Angelo Piquet and Nico Rosberg, both sons of former Formula 1 world champions. Twenty years after their fathers competed against each other in Formula 1, also at Zandvoort, the two of them will now be racing at the Marlboro Masters, an important stepping stone to Formula 1.

Of course, the front runners from the various championship all want to show a good performance at the Marlboro Masters as well. South-African Alan van der Merwe is the points leader in the British championship, Australian Ryan Briscoe is first in the Formula 3 Euro Series and Italian Fauso Ippoliti is the leader of his own domestic championship. Brazilian Joao Paolo de Oliveira is dominating proceedings in the German Formula 3 Cup.

A breath-taking show of Ferrari Formula 1 and Ducati
Next to the Formula 3-race, the Marlboro Masters also includes some spectacular demonstrations. For instance, the Ferrari Formula 1-team and the Ducati MotoGP-team will be staging a breath-taking show at Circuit Park Zandvoort.

The show will be run by Ferrari test drivers Luca Badoer and Felipe Massa together with Ducati riders Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss. Racing legend Randy Mamola will be present with his unique Ducati MotoGP 2-seater. Moreover, the programme includes races of several other categories, such as the one-make series of Renault, Alfa Romeo and Toyota, the Formula Renault and the German V8STAR-category with its impressive 500 hp strong silhouette touring cars.

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