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JAS RETURN TO ETCC WITH NEW HONDA ACCORD
 Date: February 08, 2004 19:13
 Submitted by:  danielgr
 Source: www.eurostc.com
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(For US people, the european Accord package is the US TSX one)

After two years JAS Motorsport return to the FIA European Touring Car Championship. The Italian team will take part in the 2004 ETCC with the new Honda Accord 2.0i; their last campaign dates back to 2001, with two Honda Accord cars driven by Gabriele Tarquini and Fabrice Walfisch in the FIA European Super Touring Championship. The two drivers claimed ten race wins and six pole positions, with Tarquini placing third in the Drivers’ Championship.

JAS Motorsport return with an independent programme, though at a high level. The team hired the 23-year-old driver Alessandro Balzan, who debuted last year in the ETCC, coming to the fore at the wheel of an independent Alfa Romeo 156 in which he obtained a third position overall in Pergusa. Negotiations have been opened with other drivers for a second car.

The new Honda Accord 2.0i will be totally developed by JAS Motorsport, and its debut is due to happen in the ETCC third meeting, on May 1st in Magny-Cours. However JAS will participate also in the first two meetings, with a Civic Type-R. “This is a challenging programme and we are back with high expectations,” said project manager Stefano Fini. “The Accord has a great potential. The engine and the Xtrac sequential gearbox proved to be effective on the Civic; however, compared to it, the new car has longer wheelbase, wider tracks, better aerodynamics, and a more effective suspension system. The double wishbone at the front and the five-arm multilink at the rear, make the Accord one of the most advanced 2-litre saloons.” Balzan commented: “I’m so excited for this opportunity. The programme is based on a great deal of testing, and this will give me the chance of growing up as a driver.”

(Picture: JAS Motorsport’s last campaign in the 2001 FIA ETSC).


Last edited by JeffX on February 09, 2004 10:06

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