Junqueira and Montagny tops in Austria

Formula 3000 points leader Bruno Junqueira and Franck Montagny shared the honours in an official two-day test at Austria's A1-Ring

Junqueira and Montagny tops in Austria

The Brazilian's quickest time of 1m23.876s was set on Tuesday, with DAMS driver Montagny topping the Wednesday times with a 1m23.717s lap. Kid Jensen Racing's Andrea Piccini proved best of the rest, taking second behind Junqueira in two out of four sessions.

With Junqueira dominating the F3000 standings and just five races to go, it was a timely point in the season for Kid Jensen Racing to show some of the form that gave it a first F3000 victory at last year's British Grand Prix meeting.

"I am thrilled that the hard work has paid off with such good lap times in Austria," said team boss David Jensen. "With five races to go, I am more confident than ever that we'll end the season on a high.'

Mario Haberfeld was back behind the wheel of his Fortec Motorsport entry, having recovered from the injuries he sustained in an accident in Barcelona. The Brazilian set the 21st fastest time on Tuesday and posted the 13th quickest lap on Wednesday. Haberfeld's return puts substitute driver Jamie Davies back on the bench.

"I have been on a very intensive recovery plan," said Haberfeld. "Since I left Barcelona Hospital, I have had four hours a day physiotherapy and two to three hours training, so I am feeling very fit. Obviously I had to go easy on the leg muscle I damaged, but it is well enough to drive with now and I still have over a week to continue working on it before the next race at Magny-Cours."



B Junqueira, Petrobras Junior Team, 1m23.876s
A Piccini, Kid Jensen Racing, 1m24.309s
S Bourdais, Gauloises Junior, 1m24.352s
F Montagny, DAMS, 1m24.393s
D Saelens, D2 Super Nova, 1m24.413s
N Minassian, D2 Super Nova, 1m24.610s



F Montagny, DAMS, 1m23.717s
B Junqueira, Petrobras Junior Team, 1m24.139s
T Enge, Mysap.com McLaren, 1m24.247s
B Leinders, Kid Jensen Racing, 1m24.252s
S Sarrazin, Mysap.com McLaren, 1m24.278s
M Webber, European Arrows, 1m24.284s

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