V6: Antoine Bessette Barcelona test notes

Antoine Bessette invited to test the Renault V6 Last February 23 and 24, young Canadian Antoine Bessette was invited by Italian team Euro International to test for two days the Renault V6 car at prestigious circuit Catalunya in Barcelona. ...

Antoine Bessette invited to test the Renault V6

Last February 23 and 24, young Canadian Antoine Bessette was invited by Italian team Euro International to test for two days the Renault V6 car at prestigious circuit Catalunya in Barcelona. Euro International is the 2004 reigning Champion team in the Renault V6 Eurocup.

Antoine impressed by his car control when driving this very technically advanced car (steering shifter, carbon brakes, etc.) with top speed of 275 Km/h.

At the end of the two days, after running for more than 700 Kilometres, Antoine was on top of the beast having done a best lap time more than 1.5 second faster than the other Renault on track and even faster than 2003 pole position time at Barcelona in similar conditions, as said by team members.

"For the first time I was surprised by the speed of a race car. But it was just for a few laps, I got used with it right away. It took me more time to get used with the carbon brakes. But the car was well prepared and I had a lot of seat time. At the end I was on top of the car even though there was some speed left under my foot. Many thanks to team Euro International."

Antonio Ferrari, owner or Euro, had these words at the end of the test days:

"I am very impressed by Antoine's testing performance considering the cold weather conditions. The second day he felt very comfortable in the car and very in control. He did many lap times in the 1.36. More his best time of 1"36.32 was under the FR V6 track record of Jose Maria Lopez of 1"36.581 in 2003 when the Fr V6 ran in Barcelona. He will improve with more seat time but today's level of driving would already put him in the top contenders of the 2005 PanAm Fr V6 Championship."

-bessetteracing.com

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Antoine Bessette