Facu Regalia finished his preseason in Bahrain

Regalia and SFIF1 Team already focus on the season opener.

The Argentinean driver was happy at the end of the second and final GP2 collective test taking place in Bahrain despite engine issues on day 3. Now Regalia and SFIF1 Team already focus on the season opener.

Facu Regalia
Facu Regalia

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

Facu Regalia completed yesterday his off-season training in GP2 after a three-day test taking place at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Behind the wheel of his SFIF1 GP2 Team Dallara GP2/11Regalia carried out an excellent work on day one and, after 43 laps – needing a short learning period as he never raced before at this track-, the young Argentinean ace finished 13th. Even when some set-up changes did not work as expected the day was positive.

Then, on Thursday, Regalia was second for much of the second test session, in the afternoon, and Hillmer Motorsport and the driver himself were pleased with long runs pace. On the final day, when the work had to be reflected, engine issues prevented Regalia to improve his final time of 1:40.446. Over the three days Regalia completed 155 laps in Bahrain.

The driver summarized his preseason explaining: “The team needs to sort out the engine problem, but we gathered a lot of information in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, so we are confident. When we have trouble-free sessions, both Daniel and I were among fastest drivers, so I think our team is rather strong.

It is really important to solve this engine problem because we need to start the season in a good way. The work undertaken during testing days was very good and I am very happy and confident trusting in our chances. I would like to thank my fans his support and hopefully our season start will be that good”.

Facu Regalia

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