RAMEZ AZZAM RELISHES FIRST TASTE OF FORMULA 3 MISANO ADRIATICA, JULY 10 2009 - Formula Renault racer Ramez Azzam stepped up a gear in his short but promising racing career this week by successfully completing his first Formula 3 test at the...
RAMEZ AZZAM RELISHES FIRST TASTE OF FORMULA 3
MISANO ADRIATICA, JULY 10 2009 - Formula Renault racer Ramez Azzam stepped up a gear in his short but promising racing career this week by successfully completing his first Formula 3 test at the Misano World Circuit (ITA). The Emirati race driver enjoyed a one-day test with Italian outfit BVM Target at the recently modified Moto GP circuit last Wednesday. Over the course of the day, Azzam completed 60 laps behind the wheel of his Dallara-Fiat in which he set a fastest lap time of 1:34.666.
It are busy weeks for United Arab Emirates' most promising racing driver. After having left Silverstone upbeat last week after a superb guest appearance in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, Ramez Azzam flew to Italy last Tuesday for his maiden Formula 3 outing. With the support of ex- Formula One driver Gianni Morbidelli, Azzam quickly got acquainted with his new machinery and the 4,180 meter long track near the well-known sea-side resort of Rimini. In the afternoon session, Azzam and his BVM Target team made steady progress, resulting in the 16th fastest time overall with a fastest time of 1:34.666 on used tyres.
RAMEZ AZZAM: "Many thanks to BVM Target and my management for handing me this opportunity. Even though the car and the circuit were completely new to me and we endured some small teething problems in the morning session, I am very happy with the outcome of this first test. The BVM Target team is one of the leading teams in the Italian F3 Series and they gave me a great welcome and support throughout the day. As expected, I was initially flabbergasted by the speed and brake performances in my first run, but soon got to grips with it. After the lunch we improved steadily and in the end I started to feel really comfortable in the car, which the lap times also indicated. I'll be carefully celebrating my 18th birthday this weekend, as our next World Series by Renault race meeting is already scheduled for next week. After that I will head straight to Varano for a second, two-days, F3 test with the team, so together with the time I intend to spend in the gym next weeks I won't get bored this summer!"
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