SCUDERIA COLONI ON TOP IN JEREZ GP2 TESTING Good start for Scuderia Coloni in the new GP2 Main Series season. The Italian team, indeed, after ending last championship on a high, immediately found the right pace also in the three days of testing...
SCUDERIA COLONI ON TOP IN JEREZ GP2 TESTING
Good start for Scuderia Coloni in the new GP2 Main Series season. The Italian team, indeed, after ending last championship on a high, immediately found the right pace also in the three days of testing in Jerez. The team managed by Paolo Coloni was able to put one of his drivers in the very first positions on each day, gathering useful information that will help the staff in choosing the young talents to field in 2010.
On the first day, Scuderia Coloni fielded Davide Valsecchi and Fabio Onidi. The first, with already a two years experience in the series, was fast straight out of the box, and improved until 1'26"408, the fastest laptime of the day, confirming both is talent and the high level of the team. Also Onidi can be satisfied: in the afternoon session, usually much slower than the morning one due to the track conditions, the Euroseries 3000 leader was able to improve his laptime by an astonishing 6 tenths.
On the second day, the Italian squad brought on track the experienced Alberto Valerio and the brit Will Bratt. Like Valsecchi, also Valerio found immediately the right pace on the Spanish track. His time (1'25"434) was not only the second fastest of the day, but also the second fastest of the whole Jerez testing, only one tenth adrift of Giedo Van der Garde. Bratt, instead, knowing that he would have been running also on the following day, preferred concentrating on gaining confidence with the car and worked more on the pace than on the hunt for stunning laptimes.
The british racer had his moment on the third day when, on a moist track, he was able to stop the clock on the fifth fastest time of the morning session (1'29"527) showing again that he's one of the fastest blokes around when the circuit conditions become tricky. The other Scuderia Coloni car was driven by Marco Bonanomi: despite a morning session ruined by the rain which took away from him useful informations for finding the right dry setup, he succeded in taking the best out from the car, clinching the sixth best time of the day (1'26"607).
Paolo Coloni: "I'm very happy about the outcome of the test. As Scuderia Coloni we debuted with a win in Monza, and I was pleased to see in the Jerez testing that nothing has changed. The team has kept his momentum, everybody is in the right mood and thanks to the work and the enthusiasm of our technical staff we managed to show again that we can field two cars at the highest level. Besides that, I'm very satisfied about the behaviour of the drivers who tested with us. Everyone of them gave his best in order to show his talent, and everyone has interesting abilities".