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Racing Engineering Jerez test preview

The next round of GP2 Winter testing will be held on the 6th and 7th of November at Jerez. Racing Engineering's cars will be driven by Sergio Jimenez (BRA), Luiz Razia (BRA) and Javier Villa (ESP). Racing Engineering, the Andalusian team which...

The next round of GP2 Winter testing will be held on the 6th and 7th of November at Jerez.

Racing Engineering's cars will be driven by Sergio Jimenez (BRA), Luiz Razia (BRA) and Javier Villa (ESP).

Racing Engineering, the Andalusian team which has its base not far from the race track, is looking forward to testing these three young drivers. Sergio Jimenez, who is currently racing in the Spanish Formula 3 Championship with Racing Engineering, definitely deserves to test the 600 hp GP2 car given his speed and professionalism during this season. The multiple Kart Champion of Brazil, who also won the Brazilian Formula Renault Championship before switching to Formula 3, will be driving the Repsol and Telefonica branded car on the first day of the test.

The other car will see Luiz Razia behind the steering wheel for both test days. Luiz, who is only 17 years old, can already look back onto an impressive experience in racing. After starting in Karts, the young Brazilian competed in the Brazilian Formula Renault and South American Formula 3 Championship, where he celebrated 6 wins out of 11 races this season, winning the 2006 F3 Championship. Luiz caught Racing Engineering's attention when racing for the first time in Estoril at the Formula 3000 Masters, were he won three out of three races under aversive weather conditions.

Racing Engineering's driver line-up for this two-day test is rounded up by Javier Villa, the team's star driver, who will take over the car from Sergio Jimenez on the second day. Javier, who has tested both days at the last Paul Ricard test where he impressed with his excellent performance, will continue his work program preparing the upcoming season.

Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon: "We have a great mixture of drivers for this test. Although Javier is the only one with experience in the GP2 car, Sergio as well as Luiz are promising drivers I am eager to see in our cars. Sergio, who we know very well from the Formula 3 Championship, is really fast and a great guy. I am glad we could give him the opportunity to prove himself in this very powerful car. Luiz, with only 17 years, is already quite experienced, although the track, as well as the car will be new for him, so we should also give him time to adapt. In that sense it is very good that he will be working with us during both days of this test. And the last one of the three, Javi, I don't have to say much about. I think the times from the last test in Paul Ricard speak for themselves. There is still a lot of work to be done, but I am sure we are on the right way."

-credit: re

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Series GP2
Drivers Luiz Razia , Sergio Jimenez , Javier Villa
Teams Racing Engineering