DAMS at the top Jose Maria LOPEZ and Mike DEN TANDT set the 2 fastest times of the official test day of Eurocup Formula Renault V6 Round 13 & 14 ahead of Neel JANI and Jaime MELO. LOPEZ confirmed the potential shown yesterday and set ...
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Jose Maria LOPEZ and Mike DEN TANDT set the 2 fastest times of the official test day of Eurocup Formula Renault V6 Round 13 & 14 ahead of Neel JANI and Jaime MELO.
LOPEZ confirmed the potential shown yesterday and set one more time an impressive lap time with a margin of nearly half a second on his competitors. "Today the car was simply perfect, explains the young argentine. We have progressed through all the day and this lap time brings me a lot of satisfaction, even if I could push a little bit more. JANI and Jenzer know perfectly this track and I am quite surprised to be 6 tenths in front of them. This week end my goal is to take the lead of the championship before going to Estoril. I will have a lot of pressure as no mistake is allowed to score points."
Mike DEN TANDT impressed the Team with his quick adaptation to the car and the series. "We went step by step since yesterday, said DEN TANDT. It has been quite tough because I did not drive a lot this year and I was very tired with a lot of pain last night after a so long test day. Today I tried to save some energy and not drive too much laps and now I feel better physically. I am very happy with this result, also I know I can be faster as I lost some time on the last corner with traffic, and I did my best time on the 6th lap of tyres, so we will see tomorrow. I have to say that I never had a car with a so good balance. It is fantastic to drive with DAMS, they are all great professionals, everybody knows what he has to do which allows me to focus on my driving, I really feel good with the team. Also, we took time to train for pit stops and starts, it is also important to work on these points for the race."
Eric BOULLIER : "The Team has done a very good job during the 2 days of testing, with permanent progress. Jose used perfectly his tyres in these track conditions, and Mike has integrated quickly with the team and learned very quickly the car and the track, he did a really good job, but qualifying is tomorrow."
Friday 19 September : Qualifying 1 (9H45) and Qualifiying 2 (15H15)
Saturday 20 September : Grand Race 33 laps (11H30 - live on Eurosport)
Dimanche 21 Septembre : Sprint Race 22 laps (16H30)