Scuderia Ecosse Monza test summary

HOME AND PROUD! With news of the tragic loss of David Leslie and his Apex Motorsport team members still sinking in, it was a more subdued Scuderia Ecosse team spent who spent a busy day tyre testing at Knockhill racing circuit in Fife. With ...

HOME AND PROUD!

With news of the tragic loss of David Leslie and his Apex Motorsport team members still sinking in, it was a more subdued Scuderia Ecosse team spent who spent a busy day tyre testing at Knockhill racing circuit in Fife.

With Monza still fresh in the team's mind the Scuderia Ecosse GT squad was able to build on the success of their recent Italian test and further improved the balance and lap times over long runs in the spring sunshine.

Drivers Jamie Davies and Fabio Babini were joined by BTCC superstar Gordon 'Flash' Shedden and all three drivers consistently clocked some super fast lap-times on a variety of Pirelli tyre compounds, ending the day with their best ever Knockhill lap time.

Valuable information was gathered from this test session giving the team confidence going forward to the season opener at Silverstone on the 19th and 20th April.

Fabio Babini said "the car, tyres and track were in excellent shape and we were able to keep pushing the lap times down. It was an important test for us to see the improvements that have come from Pirelli. Having Gordon with us today added to the feedback we were able to give the team and after Monza it has been great to be back in the car and get everything ready for Silverstone".

Jamie Davies said "this has been another important test for the team and backs up the information that we and Pirelli have gathered from Monteblanco and Monza. The tyres are proving very consistent over the long runs with some good lap times. The feedback from the car and the tyres are putting us in good shape for the fist race".

Gordon Shedden said "it has been great to work through the Pirelli tyre test programme and see the consistency over the long runs maintained. The car has superb balance with the front end just perfect. The car could run and run which has been fantastic".

Scuderia Ecosse team principle Stewart Roden said "it has been a fantastic day and we have been able to run various new compounds and constructions from the Pirelli development programme. The 3 drivers all performed very consistently and I am looking forward to the Silverstone round".

-credit: scuderiaecosse.com

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Jamie Davies , David Leslie , Fabio Babini , Gordon Shedden