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Virgin Jerez test, day 2 report

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MVR-02 Becoming Familiar

Another hot and sunny day in the south of Spain greeted Marussia Virgin Racing as Timo Glock resumed testing in the new MVR-02. Today was his second and final day of testing at the Circuito de Velocidad in Jerez and he was able to complete 57 laps and continue familiarising himself with the new car.

The team deployed its new moveable rear wing for the first time today, so the focus of the programme was understanding the car's behaviour with it. Timo added more mileage to the car and continued to work with the new Pirelli tyres.

Tomorrow it will be Jerome D'Ambrosio's turn to get behind the wheel of the new car for the first time to begin his two day programme.

Timo Glock
"Today I was able to spend more time in the car and complete more laps than yesterday, so we are making steady progress at this early stage with the new car. We tested the moveable rear wing for the first time and it will be interesting to use during the races this season. I leave Jerez with a good feeling and now I can't wait to jump in the car again next week in Barcelona."

John Booth
"Today we completed another 57 laps which provides us with more valuable information. It was very useful to run the car with the moveable wing operational for the first time. Timo has done a very good job in the car over the past two days and we are quickly understanding the MVR-02. We look forward to two more positive days of running and to feeding this information back into the development programme to ensure we maintain our current momentum."

-source: virgin

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