or a series that has been read the last rites more often than Barnet Football Club, the European F3000 Championship has a positively roseate glow to its cheeks. When it kicks off at Silverstone on May 2, there should be at least 26 cars present.
And there could be as many as 30.
Either way. that means a full grid, and in the current economic climate, that's no mean feat. Particularly so when one...
The month in MOTOR SPORT
16: Emmanuel Clerico pips compatriot Eric Helary to the second Formula 3000 seat at Apomatox.
17: Paul Belmondo shakes down the Pacific PRO I Fl chassis at Snetterton. Team principal Keith Wiggins reports himself satisfied with the car's first run.
M Robby Gordon escapes with a shaking after a heavy shunt during IndyCar testing at Phoenix.
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19: NASCAR star Ernie Irvan is critically injured after a qualifying accident at Michigan. Happily, his condition steadily improves during the following week.
20: Sunday newspaper reports hint that Michael Schumacher is considering quitting Benetton, following the post-Hockenheim allegations of irregularity in the team's refuelling procedure. There is also growing media speculation, denied...
17: Rene Dreyfus, one of the last survivors from motor racing's Golden Age, passes away in his adopted New York, aged 88.
17: NASCAR drivers finish testing at Indianapolis, in preparation for the Brickyard's first stock car race in August 1994. Kenny Wallace left the circuit with a broken shoulder, and John Andretti with a red face, after losing control and prompting a multi-car accident....
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