Massa to test for Alfa at Varano

Euro Formula 3000 Championship leader Felipe Massa, who has been linked to Ferrari's Formula 1 testing role in the future, will get his first taste of a Super Touring car at Varano this week

Massa to test for Alfa at Varano

Massa will be behind the wheel of a works Alfa Romeo 156 Super Tourer, run by the Nordauto squad, on Thursday. The 19-year-old Brazilian - who has won every round of the Italian-based F3000 series at Vallelunga, Enna and Monza - will share his running with FIA European Touring Car Championship leader Fabrizio Giovanardi.

Giovanardi, a part-time Ferrari F1 test driver himself, will test on Wednesday as he bids to stay ahead of team mate Nicola Larini and Honda's Gabriele Tarquini, as the series takes a five-week break before its next round. The Italian is to concentrate on engine, steering geometry and shock absorber work.

Massa, Giovanardi, Larini and Alfa tester Giorgio Francia teamed up last weekend to contest the 24 Hours of Pergusa at Enna, in which they finished second in an N.Technology-run Alfa 147. The South American's pace behind the wheel was such that it has led to him being invited to try out Nordauto's Super Tourer this week.

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