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Rossi races in Germany this weekend

The Union staff

With the weekend off from the Formula BMW Americas series, Nevada City’s Alexander Rossi will be a guest driver for the Eurointernational European team this weekend in Hockenheim, Germany for the Formula BMW Europe series.

Rossi, a 16-year-old who leads the Americas championship series by 19 points after eight rounds, quickly showed why he welcomed this weekend by Eurointernational.

Formula BMW Europe regulars tested at Hockenheim in May, before this week’s qualifying runs. Rossi, in his first visit to the 4.6 Kilometer Hockenheim Circuit, qualified seventh among 28 drivers after just one 25-minute practice.

“The Eurointernational car was fantastic and good everywhere,” Rossi stated in a media release. “I was losing a bit of time in the final double apex corner leading on to the front straight in qualifying. This is a tricky corner but shouldn’t be a problem in the race fighting for position.

“Not having turned many laps here, my qualifying expectations are still better than this effort. There is more time to find (today) and Sunday. I am thankful that my team owner, Antonio Ferrari made this weekend possible at the last minute and looking forward to racing these two rounds.”


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