BGTC: CR Scuderia testing summary

The last few days have been very busy for CR Scuderia, with the GT team testing the British GT and FIA GT cars in Spain and the Formula Renault team running at Rockingham. The GT test ran especially smoothly and ended on a high note when Rob Bell...

The last few days have been very busy for CR Scuderia, with the GT team testing the British GT and FIA GT cars in Spain and the Formula Renault team running at Rockingham. The GT test ran especially smoothly and ended on a high note when Rob Bell took the lap record at Monteblanco.

Heading to Spain for the warmer climate paid off for the GT team as the weather was perfect throughout the test. The team worked through the entire Michelin test plan for the FIA GT Ferraris and also completed a full test programme for the British GT cars.

"The testing all went according to plan," said Chris Niarchos, who will partner Tim Mullen in car 55 in FIA GT this year. "The cars all ran well and I must say it's great to be back on Michelin rubber. Perhaps the best thing about this test though is that I have seen how the new team is gelling and I am thrilled with how well everyone is working together, all pulling in the same direction."

"We have had a very successful test," said James Sutton, who, along with Luke Hines, was on driving duty in the British GT cars. "We managed to do an awful lot of running with no dramas and both Luke and I are all fired up for Oulton Park now."

Adam Christodoulou, Scott Jenkins, Sten Pentus and Ryuji Yamamoto were all on duty for the CRS Formula Renault team at Rockingham and Adam set the pace for much of the two-day test.

"That was all very positive," said Adam. "We were all on the pace throughout the test and I think we'll be up there when it comes to the Rockingham race. The times were all very close and I was pleased I was able to run consistently."

Next up for CR Scuderia is a two-day Formula Renault test at Brands Hatch next week and the British GT media day at Silverstone next Thursday (6 March).

-credit: crscuderia.com

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Series Formula Renault , GT , Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Rob Bell , Chris Niarchos , Tim Mullen , Luke Hines , Sten Pentus , James Sutton , Adam Christodoulou