Successful FIA GT-test days in Monza MERCHTEM. SRT can look back with full satisfaction on these recent test days at Monza The team led by Patrick Selleslagh registered the fastest lap time on Thursday, but what is "of more importance", Patrick...
Successful FIA GT-test days in Monza
MERCHTEM. SRT can look back with full satisfaction on these recent test days at Monza The team led by Patrick Selleslagh registered the fastest lap time on Thursday, but what is "of more importance", Patrick Selleslagh emphasises , "is that everything went according to plan. We still need to get to know the car through and through and therefore a trouble-free test session is exceptionally important. We mustn't allow this performance to be taken out of context. We're talking about test days, and the real work will start in a week's time in Nogaro, for what concerns the French championship and in a month's time at Silverstone for the FIA GT-championship."
On Monday the Corvette C6.R was still awaiting its final livery in the workshops, but by Thursday the SRT C6.R was in Monza clocking up its first laps.
Patrick Selleslagh: "The first day was exceptionally good. Both drivers, Xavier Maassen and Christophe Bouchut fulfilled their job outstandingly well, and by the end of the day we were up amongst the top players. These drivers are compatible and obviously a homogenous team is a major asset when it comes to endurance racing. I'm also highly pleased that we didn't experience any mechanical or other problems, and that we were able to fully concentrate on the car's set-up. It's of major importance that in the week's to come we thoroughly master the car; allowing us to take on the season fully prepared."
Patrick Selleslagh also appreciates the importance of being able to count on good partners. "Counting on a strong tyre supplier is a top priority. Up until now Michelin has provided excellent work and I'm delighted with the collaboration and our results in Monza."
The perfect weather conditions and comfortable accommodation made out of these two days of testing in Monza an enjoyable experience. "These test days were exceptionally well organised and it was pleasing work", Patrick Selleslagh continues. "Our thanks to the FIA and SRO for this"
SRT now has a few days to prepare the Corvette C6.R for the opening round of the French championship The Easter trophy in Nogaro is the first of seven meetings for the French championship, in which SRT will be competing with Soheil Ayari and Bruno Hernandez, the 2006 and 2007 champions.