Valencia test notes 2002-11-14

FORMULA NISSAN 2000 SEARCHS NEW TALENTS 16-year old Juan Cruz achieves the best registered lap in a 215 HP Coloni/Nissan de 215 CV at this track Mathias Lauda tested for Vergani Racing Barcelona, 14th November 2002 ­ The Formula Nissan...

FORMULA NISSAN 2000 SEARCHS NEW TALENTS

16-year old Juan Cruz achieves the best registered lap in a 215 HP Coloni/Nissan de 215 CV at this track

Mathias Lauda tested for Vergani Racing

Barcelona, 14th November 2002 ­ The Formula Nissan teams from the Telefónica World Series are in search of new talents. After the victory of the Spaniard Santiago Porteiro, some teams have gathered at the Spanish track of Valencia.

The Italian team Vergani Racing tested with the Italian Michele Bartyan, the Austrian Mathias Lauda and its former driver, Milka Duno. Vergani has said that an announcement about its two drivers will be made before the end of the year. Bartyan, in his first contact with the car and also with the track, lapped 1.30.3, followed by Lauda (1.30.6) and Milka Duno, who achieved one of her best registers: 1.30.7. Mathias Lauda, who is currently participating in the British F Renault Winter Series, has stated that he will stay 100% in the Formula Nissan 2000.

The local team Escuela Lois Circuit has opted for a new set-up development with its current drivers (José Manuel López-Aycart and Adrián Vallés). Alvaro Barba (FJunior 1600) has already made a very positive test in this category.

The Spanish outfit Repsol-Meycom tested the 16-year old driver Juan Cruz. This Argentinean, coming from the F Renault in that country, achieved the best registered lap in this 2002 cars at Valencia, on a qualifying set-up: 1.29.13. Cruz proved to adapt very well to this single-seater. The Argentinean Reinaldo Cozzani, who has manifested his intention of entering the Series to settle a two-car team for the forthcoming Season, requested this test.

The intermediate category of the Telefónica World Series could increase the number of teams with a new Hungarian squad, Szasz Motorsport, also testing at Valencia with its driver, Janok Nissani. The Hungarian-based team tested with the 1998 Coloni-Nissan cars.

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Series Formula 3.5
Drivers Milka Duno , Mathias Lauda , Michele Bartyan