MANSELL JOINS THE BIG BOSS AT DONINGTON PARK
A selection of the world's most exciting
racing cars will line-up at Donington Park on Sunday 5th October for
rounds 5 and 6 of the 2003 EuroBOSS Championship -- the Zig-Zag Super
Prix -- with much interest surrounding the debut appearance of the
distinctive 1996 'snakeshead' Jordan driven by ex-Formula 3
front-runner Gary Ward, the type 101 Judd CV powered Lotus raced by
Nelson Piquet in 11 grand prix during 1989, and the inclusion of 17 year
old Scott Mansell in the starting line-up.
Mansell became the youngest ever EuroBOSS competitor in 2002 when, at the
age of 16, the Tamworth schoolboy drove a 470bhp Reynard in the F3000
Class. Next weekend he will race in the top category of EuroBOSS driving
a 770bhp ex-Formula One Footwork Judd 4litre V10 and, in doing so, will
become the youngest British racing driver to compete in a car of this
power. Jenson Button was 20 when given his chance in Formula One.
With four rounds now completed the EuroBOSS Championship is finely
balanced with Dutchman Klaas Zwart leading by just four points from
Spaniard Nick Dalli, closely followed by Londoner Max Wakefield in the
ex-Alesi Benetton. Whilst Zwart, driving an Ascari Judd V10, will be
looking to secure a third consecutive victory to extend his Championship
lead, his sights at Donington will also be set on breaking the outright
lap record. The record is currently held by EuroBOSS regular Earl
Goddard in the ex-Schumacher Benetton/Ford, with a time of 56.90 seconds
(an average speed of 108.26mph).
An open paddock enables the public to mix with an international driver
line-up and enjoy close-up the sights and sounds of these magnificent
machines. The first of the two EuroBOSS races will blast away at 1.00pm,
finishing positions will determine the starting grid for the Zig Zag
Super Prix starting at 4.00pm. The race will be closely followed by the
presentation of the much coveted 55cm high blue porcelain and gold plated
Zig-Zag Trophy, an identical trophy to that presented to winners of the
Monaco GP during the 1990's.