Scuderia Ecosse Knockhill test notes

SENSATIONAL FIRST TEST FOR TOMAS ENGE AT KNOCKHILL Edinburgh, Scotland -- 7 March 2007: The Scuderia Ecosse team were out on track a little closer to home yesterday, taking advantage of being based near to Knockhill Circuit. Tomas Enge,...

SENSATIONAL FIRST TEST FOR TOMAS ENGE AT KNOCKHILL

Edinburgh, Scotland -- 7 March 2007: The Scuderia Ecosse team were out on track a little closer to home yesterday, taking advantage of being based near to Knockhill Circuit. Tomas Enge, Tim Mullen and Andrew Kirkaldy were on driving duty; this was Tomas' first run with the team so a chance for everyone to get acquainted.

The serious business of the day was to test various Pirelli tyres that had been sent over from Italy. The test was hugely positive as, even though the team was running a 2006-spec Ferrari 430, all three drivers recorded times under Knockhill's current GT2 lap record, despite the typically harsh weather conditions.

"It was important for us to give Tomas a good run in the car before we head off to China," said Team Principal Stewart Roden. "Not so much to get him used to the car -- he was immediately on the pace - but to start the relationship with the team. Tomas settled in quickly and we all thoroughly enjoyed our day with him. We got through a good dry tyre test programme and also ran on some Pirelli wets that we were very satisfied with. Everything is falling into place now and we're all fully motivated for the tough season ahead of us."

Next up for the team is the shakedown of its new Ferrari 430 at Fiorano on 12 March.

-credit: se

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Tomas Enge , Tim Mullen