Toccacelo tops Monza testing

Coloni Motorsport's Enrico Toccacelo has been dominating the official FIA Formula 3000 International tests at Monza this week, eclipsing the pole time from this year's Italian GP support race on Wednesday

Toccacelo tops Monza testing

The Italian lapped in 1m37.98s, well clear of Arden's Vitantonio Liuzzi, who is in his second week of testing with the British team following last week's Estoril sessions. Former Astromega racer Rob Nguyen made a superb comeback to the category with the third fastest time on Wednesday in another Coloni car.

Team principal Paolo Coloni said: "Enrico has showed all his huge potential, which makes him one of the drivers that will fight for the 2004 title. I'm happy with the result of Rob, who has driven with 2003 race set-up, and I'm also very satisfied with the great development work done by our engineers, which has given us a really competitive car on fast tracks."

Former German F3 champion Toshiro Kaneishi kept up his fine run of testing form with the new Ma-Con team, lapping quicker than Britain's Sam Hancock in the second Arden car.

Enrico Toccacelo, Coloni, 1m37.98s
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Arden, 1m38.63s
Rob Nguyen, Coloni, 1m39.06s
Toshihiro Kaneishi, Ma-Con, 1m39.98s
Sam Hancock, Arden, 1m40.25s
Tony Schmidt, Ma-Con, 1m41.14s
Rodrigo Ribeiro, Durango, 1m41.34s
Yannick Schroeder, Durango, 1m41.65s

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