Formula Renault-Formula Three & Formula Master
MAZDASPEED driver, Conor Daly just returned from Europe where he completed three test sessions in three different classes of car in two different countries. On November 30th he completed his fifth day of Formula Renault testing with the Douglas Driver Development team. On Monday, November 2nd, he moved further north in England and ran a Formula Three Dallara chassis for the first time on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit. The Formula Three test was courtesy of Swedish owned Performance Racing who run the German F3 championship with VW factory support.
On November 6th he moved to mainland Europe where he took part in a Formula Master rookie test at the Hungaroring, in Budapest, Hungary, driving an AR Motorsport prepared Tatuus. In Hungary Conor ended up third fastest of the two day rookie test.
"these test days have been a great experience for me. I was curious as to what an F3 car would feel like and to sample one on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit was a great feeling. The Formula Master car was the best racing car I have ever driven. It looked great, sounded great and went great. To watch the Grand Prix on television and then drive through the same corners is pretty cool"....said Conor.
Conor is planning to return to Estoril, Portugal at the end of November to test with the 2008 British Formula Renault championship team, CR Scuderia Racing.
Conor finished third in the 2009 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear as a member of the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Driver Development Ladder system. In 2008 Conor won the Walter Hayes Formula Ford Trophy in England for Team USA, the Ontario Formula Ford Rookie of the Year title driving for Brian Graham Racing and the Mazda Skip Barber National championship. Conor is sponsored by: Mazda, INDECK, The College Network, Cytomax Performance Drink, Merchant Services LTD and Tom Lange Company. Conor has additional support from; Aprilia Motorcycles, Optima Motor coaches, Pace American trailers, Sick Tea, St. Vincent Sports Performance and Arai helmets.