PATRIZI TO TEST WORLD SERIES BY RENAULT CAR FOR VICTORY ENGINEERING Up and coming Australian racing talent Michael Patrizi will add to his hectic testing schedule next week when the West Australian tests a World Series by Renault car for ...
PATRIZI TO TEST WORLD SERIES BY RENAULT CAR FOR VICTORY ENGINEERING
Up and coming Australian racing talent Michael Patrizi will add to his hectic testing schedule next week when the West Australian tests a World Series by Renault car for the Victory Engineering team in Paul Ricard, France on November 7-8.
Patrizi has had four test days at the Paul Ricard HTTT (High Tech Test Track) in October, all with the David Price Racing operation in its GP2 Series car.
Patrizi will now step into the 425-horsepower World Series car, which is almost as fast and powerful as a GP2 Series machine.
Victory Engineering is owned and operated by renowned racing outfit Carlin Motorsport, who ran Australian Will Power successful in the 2005 World Series by Renault, with Power taking two wins that season.
World Series by Renault is one of the most productive breeding grounds for future Formula One and Champ Car World Series stars.
The categories most famous graduate is undoubtedly 1999 World Series champion Fernando Alonso of Spain, who this year won his second-consecutive FIA Formula One World Championship for the Renault F1 Team.
Poland's Robert Kubica won the 2005 World Series by Renault title and moved straight into Formula One, this year racing for the BMW.Sauber F1 Team and proving to be the find of the season.
Brazilian Mario Moraes will join Patrizi at Victory Engineering in the test. Victory Engineering enter next week's test with significant momentum, with Portugal's Alvaro Parente winning the final race of the 2006 season at Barcelona, Spain last weekend.
WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY --
Michael Patrizi -- Victory Engineering
"It's been a busy couple of months for me, racing in the United States and Canada as well as racing in the United Kingdom and now a string of tests in France," said Patrizi.
"This latest test with Victory Engineering in the World Series by Renault car is a really great opportunity with a race-winning team. The two days with the team at Paul Ricard are another opportunity for me to learn and show my skills.
"The World Series by Renault has proven to be one of the best series in the world and the list of drivers to come from there and go on to do really big things in the world of motorsport is amazing.
"Victory Engineering has shown huge promise in this very competitive championship this season and it is great to have the opportunity to test with such a high caliber team.
"I've got to thank Trevor Carlin of Victory Engineering for the opportunity to test with the team and I'm looking forward to getting back to the Paul Ricard circuit.
"It's exciting to be able test and learn another car, especially one as fast and exciting as a World Series by Renault car. I can't wait for the opportunity and I think this test will be extremely beneficial for my future."
David Lowe -- Victory Engineering Team Manager
"Despite only just finishing the 2006 season, we are already looking forward to 2007, and the first collective test at Paul Ricard in November," said Lowe.
"Although this is an early test in our evaluation period, we are delighted that Michael will working with the team. Based on his impressive performances in Formula BMW, I'm sure he will produce some good lap times and feedback."
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