Testessions should have their effect For the third round of the 2008 season, the FIA GT Championship remains in Italy, but moves southwards, to a track which is diametrically opposed to the Autodromo Nazionale Monza Short, tight ...
Testessions should have their effect
For the third round of the 2008 season, the FIA GT Championship remains in Italy, but moves southwards, to a track which is diametrically opposed to the Autodromo Nazionale Monza Short, tight and twisting, the Adria International Raceway, built in 2002, is on the FIA GT calendar for the third time. The race will be held on Saturday evening, racing into the sunset and beyond. For Anthony Kumpen and Bert Longin this race is very important.
In Monza the PK Carsport drivers finished sixth and Adria should be better. The team did everything possible during the weeks between the two Italian rounds of the championship, with a last rehearsal on the Ford testing track of Lommel on Monday.
Bert Longin: "We worked hard on the motor management to get it better. We also did an acceleration test, we worked hard on the electronic data of the engine and we also tried to improve the car's aerodynamics. The average gap with the frontrunners, about 0.7 seconds in Monza, should be smaller in Adria. The results of the testing were good, but a race is always a different matter. It's impossible to be 100% sure of a good result, but we're very motivated and we want to improve!"
"The team worked hard and still is very professional", continues Anthony Kumpen.
"We also know that Pirelli did everything possible to make progress on the tyre front and if we take everything in account, Adria should be ok. Everybody, the drivers, the team, Pirelli and all the other partners want perform well this weekend. We have had a difficult start of the season, but it's not over yet. There are still eight rounds to go and this weekend, I want to fight for a podium finish. But of course, in a race, certainly on a twisty and narrow track such as Adria, things can go wrong also. But let's remain positive and fight for the best possible result."