MAY 30, 2003

Langhorne joins Formula 3000 trail

America has yet another Formula 3000 driver with sometime Indy Racing League driver Will Langhorne having done a deal to join the BCN team at Monaco, replacing Australia's Rob Nguyen, who has run out of sponsorship. Langhorne is the fourth American in the field alongside Derek Hill, Townsend Bell and Phil Giebler. Langhorne's only contact with Formula 3000 prior to Monaco was a test with Super Nova Racing in 2001. Things did not go well for the US contingent in qualifying with the four men lining up 14th, 15th, 17th and 18th in the 18 car field after three of the four crashed on Friday morning. The only man not to hit the wall was Hill, the fastest of the four at the end of it all. Next up was Giebler, Langhorne and Bell. Starting at the back means that the race is not going to be easy as overtaking in difficult but the attrition rate in Formula 3000 is usually high and so it is likely that anyone who finishes will score points.