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APRIL 8, 2005

Sperafico and del Monte complete Champ Car field

Ricardo Sperafico and Fabrizio del Monte are the final drivers to be confirmed for the upcoming Champ Car season opener at Long Beach this weekend. Sperafico will race alongside Oriol Servia at Dale Coyne Racing, Gaston Mazzacane having disappeared from the scene, presumably because of lack of money. Sperafico was a frontrunner in Formula 3000 in 2002 and 2003 and finished runner-up in 2003 to Bjorn Wirdheim.

Del Monte will have a one-off race with the new Jensen Motorsport team which has bought a Lola from HVM. Del Monte is currently on a one-race deal but if he does well he could become a fulltime driver with the new team.