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Trident Racing Paul Ricard test summary

Le Castellet, Collective Test Session The first collective testing session for the 2010 GP2 Main Series was completed this week at the French Paul Ricard Racetrack. As the forecasted bad weather had a minor impact than expected, with just ...

Le Castellet, Collective Test Session

The first collective testing session for the 2010 GP2 Main Series was completed this week at the French Paul Ricard Racetrack. As the forecasted bad weather had a minor impact than expected, with just a handful of hours lost in the morning, the three days were run on three different type of track, in order to let the teams work on all the aero packages available.

Trident Racing enjoyed a positive time at Le Castellet, as drivers Johnny Cecotto and Adrian Zaugg completed the work planned before the event. Johnny faced some health issues due to a bad flu, which hit him in the first two days, while Adrian was stopped by an unfaulty crash on the final afternoon. The South African driver, who had just entered the track on new rubber, was unable to show his speed potential. Trident Racing is set to rejoin its rivals on-track for the final round of preseason tests at Barcelona, from April 7 to 9. The Catalan racetrack will also host the Main Series opener on May 8 and 9.

Johnny Cecotto. "It's been three tough days for me due to a flu condition. I've been able to breathe correctly only on the final day. Apart from that, I'm really satisfied with the test. The work done with the team has been fantastic because we started with some problems and we improved each time we went on-track. My best laptime came without taking advantage from new tires, and it was pretty good. I'm ready and loaded for the next test at Barcelona, which might be decisive for the season's start."

Adrian Zaugg. "I really regret to have ended the test with a crash, but I really had a little to do. I was running on a flying lap, and Marcus Ericsson, who was warming tires, didn't see me. I took off over him and the damage to my car virtually ended my test while I still had one set of fresh tires. I think that the balance of our test has to be considered positive though. Our laptimes were good without exaggerating, and the great job we made provided some good feedback set to be verified on the upcoming racetracks. I feel each day more integrated with the team, that really did a stunning job."

Day 1
11. Adrian Zaugg 1:13.362
18. Johnny Cecotto 1:13.678

Day 2
11. Adrian Zaugg 1:10.305
14. Johnny Cecotto 1:10.423

Day 3
8. Johnny Cecotto 1:10.256
15. Adrian Zaugg 1:10.402

-source: trident racing

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Series GP2
Drivers Johnny Cecotto , Adrian Zaugg , Marcus Ericsson
Teams Trident