Racing Engineering Valencia test report

Montagny with Racing Engineering first in both training sessions! Racing Engineering, overall winner of last year's Spanish Formula 3 Championship, was looking forward to the first collective test of the Formula Super Nissan Championship taking...

Montagny with Racing Engineering first in both training sessions!

Racing Engineering, overall winner of last year's Spanish Formula 3 Championship, was looking forward to the first collective test of the Formula Super Nissan Championship taking place in Valencia this weekend. The expectations were very high due to the performance Racing Engineering already showed in its first season of Formula racing in 2001. Franck Montagny, Justin Wilson and the great work of the mechanics and engineers made Racing Engineering gain the first position in all three sessions!

Saturday, 13/4/02:
Racing Engineering first set out to find a proper setup for the car before Franck Montagny left the pits to make his first laps with the Super Nissan V6. In his sixth lap on the track Franck already marked the best time -a one second difference with the second fastest driver. In the end of this training session Franck was 0.7 seconds ahead of Burgeño. Justin Wilson took over the car from Franck Montagny and finished the training in 6th position. Justin and Franck were very happy with the car and the work of their team.

Sunday, 14/4/02:
Racing Engineering together with the drivers decided to make another test day in Valencia on Monday and therefore concentrated all its efforts on Franck Montagny on Sunday, as the car will be entirely Justin's on Monday. Franck Montagny one more time dominated the collective training in Valencia. He finished first, in front of Leinders and Zonta.

After the collective test weekend Franck Montagny claimed, "I am quite impressed as it's the first time I work with this team and this car! Everything is OK. We worked on the setup, but there still is a lot of work to do to prepare everything for the season. I am very confident for this year. I like working with Justin, although it's the first time he's my teammate, and we had a lot of conversations to try to apply the knowledge we gained in the F3000."

For his part, Justin Wilson said, "The team is very professional in functioning and support. Franck is a very good driver and I am looking forward to tomorrow to drive the car. It is fast and competitive."

Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon, team manager announced, "I was absolutely amazed by the professionalism of both Justin and Franck. They are really here to have a winning season. In regards to the car, the performances were also better than expected. I think, that the organizers, R.P.M., have a package that will appeal to everyone. This is the start of something really big."

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Justin Wilson , Franck Montagny
Teams Racing Engineering