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Series Rockingham test notes 2009-03-17

Ricciardo rocks at Rockingham Reigning champion team Carlin Motorsport found its way back to the top in the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series today (Tuesday), its Australian signing Daniel Ricciardo forging ahead in official ...

Ricciardo rocks at Rockingham

Reigning champion team Carlin Motorsport found its way back to the top in the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series today (Tuesday), its Australian signing Daniel Ricciardo forging ahead in official testing at the Rockingham Motor Speedway.

Ricciardo's best lap of the Northamptonshire circuit was 1m 11.038s - a second-and-half inside the official lap record and one of six sub-71.5s laps achieved by Daniel during the afternoon session. It was the first time a Dallara powered by the new Volkswagen engine has topped an F3 test. Bedford-based Nick Tandy went second fastest at his home circuit, powering the JTR Mygale-Mercedes to a 1m 11.458s best, with Fortec's Riki Christodoulou third quickest, just eight-thousandths behind, and Wayne Boyd an encouraging fourth fastest in his T-Sport machine. Less than a second covered the top 11.

Quickest of the four National Class competitors in action was Fortec's Daniel McKenzie.

Reigning National Class Champion Jay Bridger gave his new mount, an International-spec Mygale-Mugen Honda prepared by Team West-Tec, a debut airing at Rockingham.

New date for Bucharest round

The annual visit to Romania by the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series will take place on a different date to that originally announced. The FIA GT Championship has brought forward the date for the Bucharest street-race event to the weekend of 8/9 August - three weeks earlier than first planned.

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Series BF3
Drivers Daniel Ricciardo , Daniel McKenzie , Jay Bridger , Nick Tandy , Wayne Boyd , Riki Christodoulou
Teams Carlin