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 Euro 3000 Championship

Various unofficial test sessions

Vallelunga, Nov/Dec 2000 / Vallelunga, Dec 2000 / Valencia, March 2001 / Albacete, March 2001 / Magione, April 2001 / Pannoniaring (H), April 2001 / Magione (I), April 2001

Euro 3000 private testing, Vallelunga (I), Late Nov/early Dec 2000

Driver

Team

Time

"Babalus" (I)

Durango Benetton Junior

1m06.2s

Michele Spoldi (I)

Durango Benetton Junior

1:06.2

Gabriele Lancieri (I)

Durango Benetton Junior

1:06.4

Gabriele de Bono (I)

Durango Benetton Junior

1:07.1

Conditions were variable from dry to wet.

Each driver completed 50 laps or more, except "Babalus" with just 6. These times courtesy of Fred Breton, Woodcote F3000.

Euro 3000 private testing, Vallelunga (I), 14th Dec. 2000

Driver

Team

Time

Thomas Biagi (I)

GP Racing

1m04.87s

Felipe Massa (BR)

Draco Junior Team

1:05.12

Gianluca Calcagni (I)

Monaco Motorsport

1:05.12

Alex Piccolo (I)

Sighinolfi

1:05.37

Luca Vacis (I)

Draco Junior Team

1:06.35

Fabrizio Gollin (I)

GP Racing

1:06.05 (?)

Diego Romanini

Sighinolfi

1:07.71

Also testing (no times released):

Gabriele Gardel (I)

GP Racing

?

Filippo Francioni

Monaco Motorsport

?

Marco Zadra (I)

Monaco Motorsport

?

Euro 3000 private testing, Valencia (E), 27th-28th March 2001

Pos

Driver

Team

Time

1

Felipe Massa (BR)

Draco Racing

1m20.30s

2

Alex Müller (D)

Team Ghinzani

1:20.80

3

Vitor Meira (BR)

ADM Competition

1:21.20

Also testing (no times released):

?

Armin Pörnbacher (I)

Team Ghinzani

?

?

Luca Vacis (I)

Draco Racing

?

It is not clear whether the times shown are for day 2 or overall times from the test. Massa set a best time of 1:20.45 on day 1, over 2 seconds faster than Vacis.

Euro 3000 private testing, Albacete (E), 29th-30th March 2001

Driver

Team

Time

29/3/01 - morning times

Alex Piccolo (I)

Sighinolfi Autoracing

1m22.11s

Salvatore Tavano (I)

Sighinolfi Autoracing

1:22.13

29/3/01 - afternoon times

Alex Piccolo (I)

Sighinolfi Autoracing

1:21.48

Salvatore Tavano (I)

Sighinolfi Autoracing

1:22.85

30/3/01 - morning times

Salvatore Tavano (I)

Sighinolfi Autoracing

1:20.73

Alex Piccolo (I)

Sighinolfi Autoracing

1:21.63

30/3/01 - afternoon times

Alex Piccolo (I)

Sighinolfi Autoracing

1:19.78

Salvatore Tavano (I)

Sighinolfi Autoracing

1:19.97

Other drivers testing at Albacete included:

Felipe Massa (BR)

Draco Racing

1:20.4

Euro 3000 private testing, Magione (I), early April 2001

Driver

Team

Time

Massimiliano Busnelli (I)

Great Wall Racing Team

1m07.0s

Valerio Scassellati (I)

Great Wall Racing Team

1:07.5

Euro 3000 private testing, Pannoniaring (H), early April 2001

Pos

Driver

Team

Time

1

Felipe Massa (BR)

Draco Racing

1m38.10s

2

Vitor Meira (BR)

ADM Competition

1:39.70

3

Michele Spoldi (I)

Durango

1:40.47

4

Marco Cioci (I)

Durango

1:40.55

5

Luca Vacis (I)

Draco Racing

1:41.45

6

Alex Müller (D)

Team Ghinzani

1:41.47

7

Armin Pörnbacher (I)

Team Ghinzani

1:41.81

8

"Babalus" (I)

ADM Competition

1:42.52

Autosport reported that Thomas Biagi (GP Racing) broke the track record of 1:38.50 previously held by Juan Pablo Montoya. But the report accompanying the above times credited Massa as doing so.

Euro 3000 private testing, Magione (I), late April 2001

Driver

Team

Time

Alex Piccolo (I)

Sighinolfi Autoracing

1:06.57; 28 laps

Salvatore Tavano (I)

Sighinolfi Autoracing

1:06.80; 37 laps

Other teams testing at Magione:

Fortec Italia Motorsport

Uboldi Corse

All cars Lola T96/50-Zytek

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