Racing Engineering - GP2 Magny Cours Preview
The fourth GP2 series race weekend will take Racing Engineering to the circuit of Magny Cours, the F1 French Grand Prix venue where the sixth and seventh races of the season will take place. The team, backed by Repsol and Telefonica, arrive at the French track with a reinforced line-up as the fast and experienced Venezuelan driver Ernesto Viso will join the ever more competitive Javier Villa, making for a real top level pairing that should allow Racing Engineering to aim for good placings from the start of the practice sessions held on Friday.
The excellent lap times set by Villa at the recent GP2 test days at Paul Ricard allow the Racing Engineering staff to feel optimistic about their chances at Magny Cours. The simulations carried out by the team at its Sanlucar de Barrameda base were successfully tested at the two days of practice at Paul Ricard, achieving a setup for the cars that will be a perfect starting point for Villa and Viso so that they can be competitive from the off on the French track.
Javier Villa will have at Magny Cours a fresh chance to show up his immense talent. After already getting on the GP2 podium this season at Montmelo , the young Spaniard keeps improving his form and the very competitive times set last week at the tests, finishing with the third fastest overall time during the two days, put him among the fastest drivers of the championship.
The Venezuelan Ernesto Viso, who will drive for Racing Engineering at Magny Cours, doesn't lack speed either, and will be a valuable addition for the Spanish team thanks to his knowledge of GP2 acquired after competing in the series for the last two seasons with some very good results. Ernesto has already taken two wins as well as several podiums at the wheel of the Dallara GP2 and is a really spectacular driver and already has F1 experience after being Spyker's third driver at the 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix.
With Villa and Viso, Racing Engineering presents in France a team with a combination of youth and talent and a win is a real possibility. At a track like Magny Cours, with its mixture of fast corners such as Estoril and slow ones like Adelaide means that the suspension setup is crucial to take advantage of the high kerbs at its quick chicanes. Both Javier and Ernesto have got what it takes to shine and bring maximum satisfaction to Racing Engineering and their main sponsors Repsol and Telefonica.