EU3000: GP Racing PannoniaRing test notes 2003-04-01

GP Racing tests on the Hungarian race track of PannoniaRing. The Venetian team GP Racing, in the company of the its two race car drivers, was busy on Tuesday April 1st with a test session on the Hungarian race track of PannoniaRing. This...

GP Racing tests on the Hungarian race track of PannoniaRing.

The Venetian team GP Racing, in the company of the its two race car drivers, was busy on Tuesday April 1st with a test session on the Hungarian race track of PannoniaRing.

This race track that is 4,740 m long, is rather demanding from a technical and physical point of view. The characteristics of this track create the ideal location to run some pre-championship tests. The tests took place under favourable weather conditions. With clear skies the temperature was 15° and the track was at 17°.

Both race car drivers completed around 50 laps each. Rusinov set the best time at 1.37.90 while Del Monte turned 1.38.40.

The team also tried out new exhaust manifold systems from Zytek that considerably increase the car's horse power.

Tancredi Pagiaro:

"I had the chance to get to know this race track last year due to a day of tests. I believe that this race track is a good place to test the car and to find the right feeling with the new race car drivers. We reached our objectives today: we ran a lot of kilometres without any technical inconvenience and the drivers and the team got on very well. Moreover, compared to last year, without even forcing ourselves, we improved our time by half a second.

Roman Rusinov

"PannoniaRing is a highly technical race track. You need to have very good concentration to run a good lap. With its turns and curves, this track is ever changing. At the end of this test, I can now clearly see what I have to work on and what I need to do to win. This is the main objective"

Fabrizio Del Monte

"I have never raced on this track before. The track seemed to be very demanding on a physical level and a technical one as well. It was the perfect opportunity to get the right feeling with the car and the technicians for the upcoming first race of the season."

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Roman Rusinov