Kid Jensen relieved to have made the cut

Team owner David 'Kid' Jensen says he is 'relieved and excited' about his team being confirmed for next year's FIA International Formula 3000 Championship

Kid Jensen relieved to have made the cut

The team, set up by the Canadian DJ three years ago, has had a nervous few months since the season finished at Spa in August after finishing third from bottom in the team's standings.

According to the rules, the bottom three teams in the championship lose their places in the following year's series. However, due to a lack of interest from potential incoming outfits, KJR has been granted an entry for 2001.

"It's great to finally have our place confirmed," said Jensen. "Now we just need to concentrate on getting things sorted out for next year. We're competing with everyone else for drivers and we need to choose quite carefully to make sure we don't have a repeat of this year."

The Heart FM host is unsure as to who will drive for his team next year. The pairing of Bas Leinders and Andrea Piccini will not be used.

"We don't know yet. It's all a bit like playing poker," he said. "We tested lots of people at Barcelona and Jerez - Jonathan Cochet, Justin Keen and Damien Faulkner. Ideally we'd like a very keen, quick younger driver, but he must be teamed with someone who has a bit more experience."

The Witmeur KTR team also holds onto its place for next year and the Durango Formula outfit steps up from the Italian F3000 domestic series. Neither the McLaren Junior team or Gabriele Rafanelli's WRT squad will be present when the teams take to the track at Interlagos for the first round on April 1, as both have withdrawn from the championship.

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Car No Team
1 Super Nova Racing Ltd
2 Super Nova Racing Ltd
3 Petrobras Junior Team
4 Petrobras Junior Team
5 Team Astromega
6 Team Astromega
7 European Arrows F3000
8 European Arrows F3000
9 Coca-Cola Nordic Racing
10 Coca-Cola Nordic Racing
11 Gauloises Formula
12 Gauloises Formula
15 Arden Team Russia
16 Arden Team Russia
17 Red Bull Junior Team - RSM Marko
18 Red Bull Junior Team - RSM Marko
19 Coloni F3000
20 Coloni F3000
21 DAMS
22 DAMS
23 Fortec Motorsport Ltd
24 Fortec Motorsport Ltd
25 KTR
26 KTR
27 Kid Jensen Racing
28 Kid Jensen Racing
29 Durango Formula SRL
30 Durango Formula SRL

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