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JUNE 19, 2001

Frentzen set to be cleared for European Grand Prix

HEINZ-HARALD FRENTZEN is set to be cleared to race at this weekend's European Grand Prix after recovering from the headaches and dizziness that prevented him from racing in Canada.

Frentzen, who suffered the problems after a crash in the Monaco Grand Prix, is almost certain to race at his home event at the Nurburgring this weekend, but his team will confirm the news at a press conference on Thursday.

Despite racing in front of his home crowd Frentzen admitted that the circuit is not his favorite on the calendar as he prepares to replace stand-in driver Ricardo Zonta.

"The Nurburgring is not my favorite track, but it has some good points," said Frentzen.

"The Castrol-S corner at the end of the start/finish straight and the Veedol-S chicane at the end of the lap provide good overtaking opportunities."

Frentzen's team-mate Jarno Trulli, however, has fond memories of the Nurburgring and would love to repeat his podium finish of 1999.

Trulli said: "I know this track very well as I drove here many times in the German F3 Championship.

"I'm looking forward to the Nurburgring as I have very good memories from when I achieved my first podium here in 1999. It would be great to manage a similar result again this year."