Team Draco Multiracing USA has revealed that it has recruited Dr Manfredi Ravetto as the new sporting director of its Euro F3000 team ahead of the 2003 season.

Despite being only 27 years of age, Ravetto is a graduate in economic science and boasts five years experience as sporting director in major race series such as the FIA F3000 and German F3 championships. On top of that, he can also boast a spell with the marketing department at Minardi in Formula One.

He will inherit the important role of sporting director that, since the foundation of Team Draco, has been fulfilled with skill and accuracy by Nadia Morini who, from this season on, will concentrate her efforts and energies in the management of IT resources within Team Draco's marketing department.

"I'm particularly proud to be joining Team Draco," Ravetto commented, "It has been a pleasure for me to have been contacted by the Morinis, because I consider this team to be one of the best and most prestigious -outside of the F1 teams - in Italy."

Ravetto recruitment is expected to add to the prestige already accorded to Team Draco's staff , which boasts a high degree of technical and management know-how having previously competed in FIA F3000 and the Opel Euroseries with some success.

"We have been waiting this guy for three years," smiled team boss Adriano Morini, "I think that this event could be expressed in just one word - future!"

The first test of the season is scheduled for next month, as soon as team protege Augusto Farfus returns from sportscar duties in America. The young Brazilian is slated to test and drive for JMB Racing USA Team Ferrari at Daytona between 22-26 January and 1-2 February. Sven Heidfeld will drive the team's second car in 2003.

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