Paul Ricard test, day two notes

WORLD SERIES: READY TO RACE IN ZOLDER WINKELHOCK DEMOLISHES THE WSR LAP RECORD AT PAUL RICARD THE WORLD SERIES HAS COMPLETED MORE THAN 38,000 KM OF TESTING Markus Winkelhock (Draco Multiracing USA) has demolished the World Series by Renault...

WORLD SERIES: READY TO RACE IN ZOLDER
WINKELHOCK DEMOLISHES THE WSR LAP RECORD AT PAUL RICARD

THE WORLD SERIES HAS COMPLETED MORE THAN 38,000 KM OF TESTING

Markus Winkelhock (Draco Multiracing USA) has demolished the World Series by Renault lap record at the Paul Ricard HTTT Circuit, putting in an impressive lap time during the morning session of 1'13.813.

At the end of two days at Paul Ricard, the 30 entered teams in the World Series by Renault have completed almost 38,000 kilometres of pre-season testing with the new, 425bhp Formula Renault 3.5. Having succeeded in solving some initial technical problems, the drivers, representing 16 different countries, are now ready to race in Zolder!

The reliability of the cars and equality among the drivers have far exceeded expectations. A new record in Bugatti at Le Mans (Valles), a new record for the category in Valencia (Porteiro), and again, a new record at Paul Ricard.

Latest WSR news is that the Pons Racing team has unveiled their new car livery today, with the colours of Repsol and Telefonica, two big companies that are heavily involved in the high tech single-seater categories.

The best lap set by Matteo Meneghello has not been officially published, as it has been proved that the driver cut one of the chicanes.

<pre> Best registered laps
Paul Ricard HTTT Circuit
Temp Air: Min. 9C Max. 14.8C
Sunny/Windy

Pos. TEAM               Driver          Best Time       Laps
1    Draco Racing Team  Winkelhock      01:13.813       33
2    CARLIN             Power           01:14.118       96
3    CARLIN             Zuber           01:14.182       78
4    Pons               Valles          01:14.634       84
5    Cram               Salignon        01:14.641       111
6    Jenzer Motorsport  Pilet           01:14.693       96
7    GD Racing          Pavlovic        01:14.707       112
8    Avelon             Bellarosa       01:14.738       110
9    Interwetten        Proetto         01:14.789       94
10   Jenzer Motorsport  Fleming         01:14.799       106
11   DAMS               Danielson       01:14.845       34
12   Draco Racing Team  Montanari       01:14.895       78
13   Saulnier Racing    Pagnaud         01:15.034       71
14   Victory            Toccacelo       01:15.064       86
15   Victory            Kostka          01:15.085       78
16   Interwetten        La Rosa         01:15.133       94
17   Pons               Miguez          01:15.162       89
18   RC Motorsport      Tedeschi        01:15.195       91
19   KTR                Gommendy        01:15.237       66
20   DAMS               Maldonado       01:15.265       84
21   KTR                Van Lagen       01:15.382       92
22   Saulnier Racing    Fukuda          01:15.510       69
23   RC Motorsport      Chandoch        01:15.523       77
24   EuroInternational  Mondini         01:15.542       88
25   Cram               Pasini          01:16.041       36

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Matteo Meneghello , Markus Winkelhock
Teams DAMS , Jenzer Motorsport