Draco Multiracing USA Valencia test notes

12th - 13th April 2005 Group test World Series Renault Circuit: Ricardo Tormo - VALENCIA - SPAIN Length: 4005 m Tuesday 12th and 13th April, Draco Multiracing USA was engaged in the group test of World Series Renault in Valencia. The...

12th - 13th April 2005
Group test World Series Renault
Circuit: Ricardo Tormo - VALENCIA - SPAIN
Length: 4005 m

Tuesday 12th and 13th April, Draco Multiracing USA was engaged in the group test of World Series Renault in Valencia.

The Draco technical staff with its drivers Markus Winkelhock and Christian Montanari continued working on the set-up of the first car Nissan-Dallara FR3.5 and tested the recently delivered single-seater.

The first day of testing, Winkelhock was the fastest driver in the morning session 1'21.761 (third overall ), while the second day, the red flags hindered him from improving his time with the new tyres and he set the fifth best lap - 1'20.934.

The S.Marino's Montanari spent the first day on working with the engineers in the pit and analizying with them the new data. He made only a few laps, obtaining the sixth best time - 1'21.879. As his team-mate Winkelhock, the second day he has not been able to do his best because of the continual red flags on track (best lap 1'21.160, ninth overall).

Markus Winkelhock, Pilota Draco: "We worked very hard, we are making progress. This is a very challenging championship and we have to be competitive. I'm quite pleased with my times, but I could have made much better without the red flags. However, I'm optimist, we expect a strong challenge, our cars are nearly perfect and we have an other test to complete our work before Zolder."

Christian Montanari, Pilota Draco: " I'm satisfied, the first day I was sixth, today ninth.. apart from the repeated red flags we worked well, but I can do better, as in Magny Cours.. I worked with my team on track but above all in the pit. These are new cars, we have a lot of work to do...We are improving and we'll can complete our preparation the next week at the Paul Ricard circuit."

<pre> Best Registered Laps - All sessions combined: 1. PORTEIRO F

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Christian Montanari , Markus Winkelhock