JACKIE WEISS - Press Release - Formula Gloria - Team rhinos Leipert - Nürburgring -
sparco-founder enrico glorioso in the middle of the formula gloria drivers and team at the nurburgring
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Having a lot of fun at the Nurburgring: Mr.Enrico Glorioso in the middle of his formula gloria drivers and team members

Ingo and Martina Leipert and their professional rhinos team. In front the formel gloria guest starters Jackie Weiss and Christian Wangard

Jackie Weiss: My debut in the italian formula gloria race series as a guest starter at the nurburgring with the team rhinos leipert

August 24-26,2007   It was my first time at the legendary nurburgring, and my first time sitting in a formula gloria. So far I had race car driving experience in the skip barber formula dodge car and the formula bmw. Before that I used to kart race in the champcar rotax max challenge race series in Las Vegas and California. My goal in Motorsport is to become a formula 3 or a gp2 racecar driver and from there to the formula 1...

The euroseries formula gloria was founded by Enrico Glorioso - better known as the founder of sparco. Everybody knows sparco, but I guess not many people know Enrico Glorioso. I was pleased to met him at the nurburgring when I gave my debut in the formula gloria. I could talk to him about his racecar and I liked his idea behind the gloria series to give people with low budget the chance to step from karting to formula cars, or just to begin racing formula cars without having any experience....

The schedule of the new generation formula gloria series was set-up with a lot of tracktime for the drivers: on friday two free training sessions (each 30 minutes), saturday a 20 min. qualifying and a 25 min. race 1. On sunday again a 20 min. qualifying and the 25 min. race 2. With Ingo Leipert and his professional team rhino's I managed to improve everytime I was on the track. On friday I used the free practice sessions to get a feeling for the car and to find a fast line on the nurburgring. I like the racetrack and now I really know why it is one of the best known racetracks worldwide. The next day I could qualify one position behind my teammate Christian Wangard. I had bad luck early in the race1, got on the dirty side of the track and spon, but with a little effort I was able to gain my former position again. On sunday I was full of motivation to show that I could drive this track as fast as the italian guys. But a good start got me a little bit too excited, and I spon again. I was still very motivated and improved almost every lap during the rest of the race.

After this weekend at the nurburging with the team rhinos leipert, the new experience in the formula gloria car and getting to know Mr. Enrico Glorioso I can say it was a lot of fun for me! The team was just great, and I can barely wait for the next race to work with them.

The next race of the formula gloria will be in Oschersleben (Germany), September 29. and 30 - where also the final race of the Top10 will be held on the same day.