DBA not expected to race

Cash-strapped FIA International F3000 team Den Bla Avis are not expected to compete in this weekend's British Grand Prix support round. Although the team's trucks turned up in the paddock, they have not been unpacked and the squad's lead driver Nicolas Kiesa has switched over to DBA's sister team Super Nova

DBA not expected to race

Team boss Paul Jackson had warned earlier this week that unless an immediate solution was found to the team's financial problems, it was unlikely to continue in the series. The team was relying on American driver Phil Giebler finding the backing to guarantee his programme for the remaining four races of the season.

"It is well known that we have been in a difficult position for a long time," Jackson told AUTOSPORT this week. "We will do everything we can to avoid drastic action, but the reality is that we cannot continue to run without proper funding.

"If a driver with a full budget cannot be found for our second car, or new investment is not made into the team, we will be forced to pull out of the championship."

DBA has already won a round this season, when Kiesa took the support race honours at Monaco. The Danish driver has now switched to Super Nova in place of Derek Hill who is also struggling to find a budget to continue.

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