Rodolfo Avila concludes second F3 Euro test in preparation for Macau GP Geared towards the 52nd Macau GP, 18-year old Macanese star driver Rodolfo Avila concluded two private test sessions, the first at Most, Czech Republic and the latter at ...
Rodolfo Avila concludes second F3 Euro test in preparation for Macau GP
Geared towards the 52nd Macau GP, 18-year old Macanese star driver Rodolfo Avila concluded two private test sessions, the first at Most, Czech Republic and the latter at Eurospeedway Lausitz, Germany both with positive and encouraging results.
Backed by HBR Motorsport, the tests were conducted in a Mercedes Benz M271-powered Dallara F305, which Avila has commented to be a very exciting car to drive compared to the more familiar F304 he has been on for the Asian F3 Series.
"The results of both tests are encouraging, to say the least. The relationship and development that ensued with the expertise of my engineer (Knud Rieser) and team manager (Sigi Muller) is quite invaluable and the overall package simply adds more confidence", remarked Avila, who, is expected to be the youngest of the F3 drivers for the Macau GP.
"The F305 is a bit more physical but a lot more fun to drive compared to my F304 that I'm quite accustomed to but I expect the extra effort to pay well. The Mercedes Benz engine is incredibly powerful. Overall, it simply is a more competitive combination", added Avila.
The high level of competition intrinsic to every Macau GP keeps Avila focused on his goals stressing that to finish 1st, one has first to finish and this remains the main objective following an evasive previous attempt at the same circuit.
"This is definitely going to be a team effort and while conservatively, I expect to finish the race, realistically, it may very well be on top of the rest of the local drivers", commented Avila.
The young star carries the cudgels for Macau with his bid supported by the Macau Government, Hotel Fortuna, Macau-Slot.com, the 2nd Asian Indoor Games Cup 2007 Committee, CESL-Asia, Sands Macau, Tong Lei, BNU, CTM, PAL AsiaConsult, Gain Well Group, Restaurante Fat Siu Lau, San Chong Hong, RP Macau and PT Asia.
Following these European tests and as a final step into his preparation, Avila returns to the Far East to see action in the final round of the Asian Formula 3 Series at Batangas, Philippines.