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Tuesday 30 August 2005

SILVERSTONE, ENGLAND, August 30, 2005 – Nicolas Kiesa is returning to Autodromo Nazionale di Monza for the race weekend.

After last weeks intensive test programme for Jordan Toyota, with Kiesa behind the wheel one of the days, the team and drivers are returning to the Italian track. Equipped with two EJ15's and one EJ15B, the team will take on the competitors on one of the eldest F1-tracks on the calendar.

Nicolas comments: "The test we had at Monza last week was pretty good and we added many kilometres to the new car. While I was there, I did not encounter any problem with it and I think all the engineers were quite happy as we gathered a lot of data.

"During my day of testing, I did long runs to see how consistent the car could be. My lap times were very encouraging. The car was really good for the racing distance. But I also have to say that for qualifying, when I looked at Narain's laps on Friday, the times also seemed promising.

"I hope we will have a good result at the Italian GP because the Toyota engine seems to be very strong and I think we have also tested some very good different types of Bridgestone tyres. Another positive thing is that we have found quite a good car set-up and we will not have to spend too much time on setting up the car anymore and could focus more on the tyre choice."

Jordan Sporting Director, Adrian Burgess comments: "We had a good test at Monza last week, adding more mileage to the EJ15B. The cooling problems we experienced before has now been fixed and we will introduce the new car this weekend at the Italian Grand Prix.

"For the race at Monza, we will be running with low downforce settings, which require different techniques, set-ups and aero package exclusively for this race. The fact that the drivers have all been driving here a week before the race means during the weekend we can concentrate on fine-tuning the car rather than for the drivers to spend time on acclimatising to the high speed track."

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