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18.06.2004, Hakulinen Yrjö

Four Alfa 156s, backed by the Alfa Romeo Autodelta Racing Team, will be taking part in the sixth event in the European Touring Car Championship this June 27 at Donington, England. A new addition to the team managed by Monica Sipsz is British driver James Thompson, who drove as part of the official Alfa Romeo factory team in the final races of the 2003 season.

Born in York on April 24, 1974, Thompson won the British BTCC in 2002 and placed second in its 2003 season.

The young Brit will be driving alongside the other three Autodelta team drivers, Gabriele Tarquini, Fabrizio Giovanardi and Augusto Farfus.

Turin June 16, 2004