Today in a surprisingly sunny and warm Alcañiz (considering that in 2013 the first test of theseason in Motorland Aragón had to be called off due to a snow storm), Pons Racing tackled the official start of their 2014 World Series by Renault campaign: the team owned by Sito Pons and managed by Emilio De Villota took part in Day 1 of the season's first collective test, an event that saw the WSR paddock gather after the 3-month long winter break.
Without pushing for raw performance both Move and Van Buuren drove flawlessly, helping the team in completing their technical tasks and leaving a strong impression on the technical staff.
Daniil Move: "I was really eager to drive Pons' car and I have to say that it didn't disappoint me. Despite some engine woes and a DRS glitch that disturbed our afternoon session, I was really happy with the car's behaviour. I'm under the impression that the team has found a very good baseline setup that will work well on the vast majority of the tracks we have in the calendar. Maybe it needs some refining for a peculiar track like Alcañiz, but overall it's really good".
Meindert Van Buuren: "Given the fact that as I'm testing for the whole three days I'll have plenty of time to push hard, today I decided to take it quite easy. The car is very different and much quicker in corners compared to the one I raced last year, so I need some time to get acquainted to it. Anyway my first impression is very good, I believe that the Pons Racing staff has done a great job, and that the car that we have at the moment is good at least for a top ten placement".