After a break of four weeks, the FIA F3000 Championship returns to the race circuits of Europe with the sixth round race at the Nurburgring.

Following on from the successful two-day test at Hockenheim earlier this month, which saw Coca-Cola Nordic Racing drivers Justin Wilson and Tomas Enge head the timesheets on both days, the team is keen to get back into the racing season.

"We hope to maintain our performance level in the second half of the season," commented team principal Derek Mower, "I think the team and drivers will return fully charged and ready to go."

This race marks the first of two visits for the championship to Germany, the second being the Hockenheim round in late July. Where Hockenheim is usually hot and sunny, the Nurburgring is notorious for its wet weather, with heavy rainstorms arriving over the circuit to deluge the area a common event. Situated high in the Eiffel mountain region of Germany, the weather is constantly changeable between dry and wet.

"This is a good circuit to race at," explained Justin Wilson, winner of two races so far this season, "The weather can be a lottery here, though, and we shall have to keep an eye on the sky, especially where qualifying is concerned. One minute it can be dry, the next the rain is an inch deep across the track. Whatever happens, my aim is to score points and I shall be looking for my third race win of the season here."

"After such a long break I cannot wait to get back into the car," agreed team-mate Tomas Enge, "The test at Hockenheim went really well for me, and it was nice to finish the second and final day as fastest driver. Now I am looking forward to the sixth round race, where I hope to turn that speed into another podium finish for the Coca-Cola Nordic Racing Team."

"The race at Nurburgring can't come soon enough," insisted team manager Chris Mower, "It's only been two-and-a-half weeks since the Hockenheim test, but it feels like a month! Both Tomas and Justin are comfortable with the circuit and we had a good car there last year. The good thing is everyone is rested and really looking forward to scoring more points at Nurburgring."