Valencia collective test report 2002-04-13

Frenchman Franck Montagny sets the path in Valencia. Telefonica World Series by Nissan. Valencia, 13 April 2002 ? 20 drivers are currently taking part in the first collective test of the World Series. The new category impresses for its rich...

Frenchman Franck Montagny sets the path in Valencia.
Telefonica World Series by Nissan.

Valencia, 13 April 2002 ? 20 drivers are currently taking part in the first collective test of the World Series. The new category impresses for its rich level in participants, and one of its drivers, the Frenchman Franck Montagny, former 2001 Open Telefónica winner, has set today the fastest time (1.25.187). "This is quite amazing, isn't it? It's sounds so good, and looks so close to an F-1!!! I'm really happy with the work of the Racing Engineering Team. They are really professional, and tomorrow we will keep on working hard."

Other drivers will watch closely his movements, as they haven't jump at the fast Dallara Nissan SN01 (415 CV) yet. Like his teammate, Justin Wilson, former F3000 Champ, who was 6th, after completin g only 10 laps. The Belgian Bas Leinders has set the 3rd fastest lap, behind the Spaniard Angel Burgueño. The 18-year-old rookie, Felix Porteiro, was 4tth!

Narain Kartikheyan had quite a good feeling with his Dallara Nissan, setting an impressive 8th place in a completely unknown track. Couto was the 9th fastest driver in today's session.

All drivers have said to be very impressed by the nice sound of the engine and the performance of the car itself.

Jordi Gené did a few laps in the Gabord car, but the best is yet to arrive when Ricardo Zonta (Gabord) steps in the car tomorrow.

<pre> List of times 1. Franck Montagny (Racing Engineering) 1.25.187 2. Angel Burgueño (Repsol YPF Meycom) 1.25.823 3. Bas Leinders (KTR) 1.25.900 4. Felix Porteiro (Vergani Racing) 1.25.931 5. Nicolás Filiberti (Zele Motorsport) 1.26.085 6. Justin Wilson (Racing Engineering) 1.26.133 7. Antonio Garcia (Adrian Campos Motorsport) 1.26.153 8. Narain Kartikheyan (RC Motorsport) 1.26.392 9. Andre Couto (Vergani Racing) 1.26.908 10. Luciano Gomide (GD Racing) 1.26.946

-RPM Comunicación

Complete list of times in www.telefonicaworldseries.com

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Ricardo Zonta , Justin Wilson , Antonio Garcia , Franck Montagny , Luciano Gomide , Bas Leinders , Felix Porteiro , Andre Couto , Jordi Gene , Adrian Campos , Angel Burgueño
Teams Racing Engineering