Facu Regalia concluded yesterday the first collective test of GP3 at Estoril, the track where he made his debut at the wheel of the new ART Grand Prix GP3/13.
Just like Thursday, the morning was quite rainy and the in the afternoon the drivers could test in dry conditions.
“Our main goal was to work as hard as possible and to get used to the new car, and for sure we were able to do it. I could have finished into top-3 because I was always among the fastest ones in the second session but, with my last set of new tires and improving over half a second, my lap was aborted due to a red-flag”, Regalia explained.
Anyway he focused on “the positive, for sure we made important progresses and now it´s the moment to analyze everything. My teammates and I completed a race simulation and it went really well, with a very good race pace.
The car performance was excellent on long runs. For Barcelona both my team and I could draw a good number of conclusions. Now we made some steps forward and know how to keep developing the car in Barcelona.
Next test will be a very important one because the season opener is there in May, so we´re going to give our best to get a good setting there”.
Regalia will be back at the wheel of the GP3/13 car next March 12-13 at Circuit de Catalunya.