Argentina Motorsport Test 98-11-08

Marc Zimmermann - Motorsport News International Oswaldo Negri Jr., Mauro Fartuszek and Mariano Gonzalez tested this past weekend for Brian Stewart Racing at Big Springs, Texas. The drivers will be part of the Argentina Motorsport Team in 1999.

Marc Zimmermann - Motorsport News International

Oswaldo Negri Jr., Mauro Fartuszek and Mariano Gonzalez tested this past weekend for Brian Stewart Racing at Big Springs, Texas. The drivers will be part of the Argentina Motorsport Team in 1999.

The drivers, who will be part of the Argentina Motorsports Team in 1999, made the test to see how well they and the team could adapt to the cars. "I liked Negri a lot, he has a lot of talent and has a great maturity as a driver" said Brian Stewart, team owner.

Brazilian Oswaldo Negri Jr. was fastest of all with a 55s88 lap, while Argentinean Gonzalez was second with a 55s94 lap.

Argentinean Fartuszek, one of the best drivers of the new generation, like Gonzalez and Waldemar Coronas, had problems during all weekend. On the first day Mauro couldn't do more than 10 laps as his car had gearbox problems. The second day he struggled to find the right setup during all day and could manage only a 57s6 lap with old tyres and 56s55 with new tyres.

Negri also had big problems on the second day, as he did only 12 laps in his car, before Mariano took over and broke the suspension when hit a kerb. So Negri had to go into Mauro's car and the mechanics had less than 1 hour to fix the car, to adjust the pedals. Negri had only 15 laps to setup the car and then 10 more laps with new tyres to set the best time of the weekend in Big Springs.

Alejandro Bianchetti, team manager, is confident of a strong team for 1999 and was very satisfied with the test and the team of Brian Stewart.

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