Primat encouraged after official Le Mans Series test

Swiss racing driver Harold Primat was encouraged after last weekend's official Le Mans Series test at Paul Ricard, but admitted that the coming weeks will contain plenty of hard work for him and his Pescarolo Sport team.

Primat shared a single Pescarolo-Judd with Jean-Christophe Boullion, Christophe Tinseau, Romain Dumas and Benoit Treluyer at the two-day test, but managed around 70 laps as he familiarised himself with the team's 2007-spec monocoque.

Harold said: "I did around 70 laps, which isn't a massive amount - but not bad considering we had five drivers sharing one car, and things went well. Most of my running came on old tyres, however that allowed us to work on set-up and we highlighted a few issues which should be able to improve the car. The team and I have a lot of work ahead of us over the coming weeks and months, but the only way to achieve success is through hard work and I am sure I'm in the right place for that."

As well as getting through a productive workload, Primat was pleased to link up with Tinseau, who is set to partner him in the number 2 Pescarolo-Judd in the Le Mans Series this year.

He revealed "Christophe and I seemed to give similar feedback on the car and it seems as if we really want the same things in terms of set-up. That should be beneficial in the long term because it we will both be pulling in the same direction."

Team Boss Henri Pescarolo was also pleased with the test. He said: "The test we carried out at Paul Ricard was a chance for all our drivers, in particular the new ones, to familiarise themselves with the 2007 Pescarolo-Judd in race conditions against all their rivals who they will have to face during the season. I wasn't surprised that Harold proved to be completely at ease at the wheel of our new car. He contributed effectively to the definition of our set up and proved to be perfectly competitive. Along with his team mate, Christophe Tinseau, Harold is going to show his value in the 2007 Le Mans Series championship, and will definitely contribute to the defence of our title, which is the top priority for Pescarolo Sport."

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