USA: Road Atlanta test notes 2005-03-23

20 FORMULA BMW USA DRIVERS COMPLETE FIRST TEST AT ROAD ATLANTA Woodcliff Lake, NJ - March 23, 2005-- 20 young drivers began the next step in their racing careers as they took to the Road Atlanta circuit, in Braselton, Ga. on Monday and ...

20 FORMULA BMW USA DRIVERS COMPLETE FIRST TEST AT ROAD ATLANTA

Woodcliff Lake, NJ - March 23, 2005-- 20 young drivers began the next step in their racing careers as they took to the Road Atlanta circuit, in Braselton, Ga. on Monday and Tuesday of this week for the first official test of the 2005 Formula BMW USA Championship season.

The first of 10 scheduled official test days, the two days spent at Road Atlanta gave most their first look at their season's competition. Perhaps more importantly, each driver received a good education of the technical 2.54-mile, 12-turn circuit that will host the final two rounds of the Championship on Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. Formula BMW USA coaches Peter Argetsinger and Oswaldo Negri were on hand to provide support as the Atlanta weather did its best to show a little bit of everything, from cool, to cold and wet.

Ten teams completed many miles of testing with a few drivers accumulating 400 miles in their new FB2s.

"What a fantastic official start to the 2005 Formula BMW USA Championship," said Alex Schmuck, Formula BMW USA Manager. "20 FB2s and 20 drivers at the challenging Road Atlanta track demonstrate that the concept of Formula BMW is working. We can already see story lines and rivalries beginning to take shape for what will be a very exciting year of racing."

Four more official test days will be held at Virginia International Raceway and Carolina Motorsports Park before the Championship begins at Laguna Seca Raceway on April 29 - May 1. -fbmw.usa-

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Oswaldo Negri Jr. , Peter Argetsinger