CR Scuderia Monza test summary

POSITIVE FIRST OFFICIAL FIA GT TEST FOR CRS CR Scuderia has just completed a two-day test at the high-speed Monza circuit in Italy. The first day of the test was the traditional FIA GT Media Day but once the photoshoots and interviews were done...

POSITIVE FIRST OFFICIAL FIA GT TEST FOR CRS

CR Scuderia has just completed a two-day test at the high-speed Monza circuit in Italy. The first day of the test was the traditional FIA GT Media Day but once the photoshoots and interviews were done the team got down to business, preparing for the new season.

One of the most important things for a new team to get right is the teamwork itself and the top results at Monza show that the CRS team is gelling together well. Both CR Scuderia Ferrari 430s were on the pace throughout the test, lapping consistently at the top of the timesheets.

"It has gone brilliantly well here at Monza," said CRS Team Principal Chris Niarchos. "All the drivers have done a cracking job. We were fast and all the tyre testing we did was good. As a starting point for the season I couldn't be happier.

The CRS team was also delighted to hear that one of its FIA GT drivers, Rob Bell, who is on duty at Sebring this weekend, has won the 2007 Dailysportscar Award for European Driver of the Year. Rob was up against stiff competition from the likes of Tom Kristensen, Pedro Lamy and Emmanuel Collard, but it was his "telling blend of speed, control and the seeming inner calm" that clinched it.

Dailysportscar's UK Driver of the Year award went to Cobra-sponsored Jonny Cocker for his fantastic performance in the 2007 British GT Championship.

The British GT Championship is next on the schedule for CRS and the team will be at Oulton Park next week, ready to start the first season of racing.

-credit: crscuderia.com

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Tom Kristensen , Emmanuel Collard , Pedro Lamy , Rob Bell , Chris Niarchos , Jonny Cocker