Catalunya test report 2002-06-12

Ricardo Zonta sets a new lap record at the Circuit de Catalunya. Teams Gabord Competición and Racing Engineering reign at the Circuit de Catalunya. Barcelona, 12 July 2002 - The Dallara Nissan SN01 from the TELEFÓNICA WORLD SERIES BY NISSAN...

Ricardo Zonta sets a new lap record at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Teams Gabord Competición and Racing Engineering reign at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Barcelona, 12 July 2002 - The Dallara Nissan SN01 from the TELEFÓNICA WORLD SERIES BY NISSAN has set another lap record at the Circuit de Catalunya, and it is now the fastest single seater to run in this track, after an F-1.

Actually, the former F-1 driver, Ricardo Zonta (Gabord Competición) has been the one to achieve this one-fantastic lap: 1.31.521, at an average speed of 186 km/h. The Brazilian driver backed by the FC Barcelona, set this time at the end of the session, with new tyres.

Ricardo Zonta completed 104 laps, while young mate Tuka Rocha, completed 140 laps, three seconds slow than Zonta.

The French Champ Franck Montagny (Racing Engineering) has been the second fastest driver in the Spanish track, lapping 1.32.5. An exceptional chrono as he was in used tyres, running with all the heat. Montagny completed 65 laps, equal as the Brit Champ, Justin Wilson, who set the third fastest lap (1.32.8).

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Ricardo Zonta , Justin Wilson , Franck Montagny , Tuka Rocha
Teams Racing Engineering