USA: Alexander Rossi test notes 2007-03-19

Alexander Rossi shines on the opening day of FBMW USA official testing for the 2007 season Road Atlanta, GA -- After hours of intensive private testing over the winter months, the wait for Alexander Rossi was finally over as he turned his...

Alexander Rossi shines on the opening day of FBMW USA official testing for the 2007 season

Road Atlanta, GA -- After hours of intensive private testing over the winter months, the wait for Alexander Rossi was finally over as he turned his first lap as an official Formula BMW USA driver in the series' opening day of spring training.

"It's awesome," Rossi said of his first morning on the circuit, "I just got comfortable with the car and I look forward to the afternoon." Although he was being a touch modest, having set very competitive times at this, a track he had never seen before today.

The afternoon sessions saw the 15 year old Californian improve his times; gaining over half a second to the opposition and ending his day with the seventh quickest lap overall -- from the 19 drivers.

"We closed the gap to the leaders but I just need to figure out my braking on one particular turn; it's only 300 feet of track I'm struggling on!" Said Rossi that evening. "But overall today was positive. It was good to finally be on-track with other drivers because that gave you a mark and you knew what to shoot for. We're knocking on the door and if I can fine-tune myself then we'll be good for tomorrow.

-credit: Team Rossi Motorsports

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Alexander Rossi