AUGUST 26, 2002
Formula Nissan men head for battle again
Zonta has scored three wins this year in his Gabord Competition entry but Leinders (KTR) has won two and was the man of the moment when the series shut down for the summer break. The third man in line for the title is France's Franck Montagny who also has two wins to his name. With 20 points for a victory Zonta's score of 124 is less than a win away for Montagny (105 points) with Leinders also in a position to take over the lead with 118 points.
Justin Wilson, the former Formula 3000 Champion and Montagny's team mate, is fourth in the series but has yet to win a race this year for the Racing Engineering team.
Amongst the other racing this year are former F3000 drivers Antonio Garcia, Andre Couto, Nicholas Filiberti plus former Prost Grand Prix test driver and French F3 Champion Jonathan Cochet. India's Narain Karthikeyan, who has tested for Jaguar Racing in the past, is also in the championship.