11/05/2011 - Another exciting racing season for the Italian Formula 3 Championship is going to begin in Franciacorta this coming weekend. The season opener of the 46th edition of the prestigious tricolored series powered by Fiat Powertrain Racing engines will feature once again high level drivers and teams.

Interesting will be the generation challenge between young talents strong of several racing seasons in the series and very young rookies having high ambitions.

From the one side one can find drivers like Daniel Mancinelli (RP Motorsport), big protagonist of the past season when he fought for the title until the last round and Edoardo Liberati (Team Ghinzani), very fast in pre-season tests; both of them will aim at the title strong with their experience in a series with extraordinary formative value.

On the other, rookies like the Californian Michael Lewis (Prema Powerteam), also very fast in tests and the two pupils of the Ferrari Driver Academy, the Swiss Lello Marciello (Prema Powerteam), just 16 years old and the French Bandon Maisano (BVM-Target) want to shoot ahead and shine not only in the rookies classification.

Spectacle on track will therefore be thrilling and as always will be live on Italian TV (coverage of the races on Sunday at 10.00 GMT+2 and 14.00) on RaiSport2.

Round 1:
Autodrome Franciacorta, 13-15 May 2011

Entry list:
Nr E Driver Nat Team
1 Campana Sergio ITA BVM Srl
2 E Maisano Brandon FRA BVM Srl
3 Jousse Maxime FRA BVM Srl
4 E Lewis Michael USA Prema Powerteam Srl
6 E Roda Andrea ITA Prema Powerteam Srl
9 Liberati Edoardo ITA Arco Motorsport Srl
16 Mancinelli Daniel FIN R.P. Motorsport Srl
19 E Guerin Victor BRA Lucidi Motors Srl
21 Krohn Jesse FIN R.P. Motorsport Srl
22 Giovesi Kevin MCO Lucidi Motors Srl
23 E Facundo Regalia ARG Arco Motorsport Srl
24 E Cheever Edward ITA Lucidi Motors Srl
29 E Vecchi Federico ITA Line Race/CO2 Motorsport
53 E Marciello Raffaele ITA Prema Powerteam Srl
83 E Iaquinta Simone ITA Downforce Competition
28 E Spiga Luca Marco ITA GTR Racing (?)
31 Mason Nelson CAN JD Motorsport (?)
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