Pellegrino Beats World Series Record in Valencia

Cheste, 18 October 2004 - After having crowned Heikki Kovalainen as the current 2004 Title Winner in Valencia, the World Series by Nissan Teams have been back to activity in this Circuit in search of future drivers.

Since 2005, the World Series by Renault and its New Formula Renault V6 are ready to open a new space in the 3.000 c.c. Single-seater competition.

Matteo Pellegrino has set the fastest lap in 1.23.443 under the RC Motorsport car, beating the official Dallara Nissan lap record (Ricardo Zonta, 1.23.570). Pellegrino, has finished 4th in the last Season of the World Series Light.

The Portuguese Alvaro Parente has become the second fastest driver (1.23.681) in his drive with the Carlin Motorsport car. Only one tenth of a second behind was Simon Abadie, third scratch in the Lights category, who was driving for Epsilon Euskadi.

After the celebration of the World Series by Nissan races in Valencia, Pellegrino and Abadie had taken a good advantage of being both participating in the meeting this weekend.

The best track conditions appeared after the midday break and the drivers profited for the use of new tyres. Early in the morning, Damien Pasini was clocking the best times, but the morning session ended with Christian Montanari topping the list of times. Giorgio Mondini, the current Eurocup Formula Renault V6 Title Winner, did also participate in the test.

The World Series by Nissan is now close to an end. His Final Meeting will take in Jerez (7 November)

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Best Timed Laps 1 Matteo Pellegrino (ITA) 1.23.443 (172.8 km/h) 2 Alvaro Parente (POR) 1.23.681 3 Simon Abadie (FRA) 1.23.754 4 Adam Carroll (GB) 1.23.861 5 Christian Montanari (ITA) 1.24.254 6 Damien Pasini (FRA) 1.24.333 7 Giorgio Mondini (ITA) 1.24.342