Virgin Barcelona test, day 3 report

Timo Glock was out on track again today in Barcelona for the second day of his programme with Marussia Virgin Racing.

Rubbered in - Barcelona Test Day 3

Timo Glock was out on track again today in Barcelona for the second day of his programme with Marussia Virgin Racing. The morning started off wet and rainy, giving the team a good opportunity to run on a wet circuit again. With the exception of one day in Jerez last week, most of the running so far has been in the dry. It was therefore a good opportunity for Timo to evaluate the new wet and intermediate Pirelli PZero tyres and for the team to gauge the optimum window for switching to slicks when running on a damp track.

In the afternoon the track dried and Timo switched to the slick tyre, adding more mileage to the car and completing a total of 97 laps.

Tomorrow, Jerome D'Ambrosio will be back in the car for the fourth and final day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Timo Glock "It has been a very interesting day today for me and the team. It was useful to drive on a wet track and understand the new intermediate and wet Pirelli tyres. We were also able to continue adding good mileage to the car as I was able to complete many laps. More good progress and now my focus will switch to plenty of work in the simulator to continue preparing for the start of the season."

John Booth, Team Principal "Another positive and constructive day for the team. We were able to sample a wet track again and keep on testing all the different types of tyres. Timo has done an excellent job over the past two days in Barcelona, and the team is heading in the right direction. We look forward to more of the same tomorrow when Jerome picks up the reins."

-source: virgin

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Timo Glock , John Booth
Teams Virgin Racing
Tags barcelona, marussia virgin racing