EU 2000: Le Mans test notes 2005-03-26

18 drivers packed in one second! The French circuit of Le Mans has gathered 33 drivers for the second official test of the 2005 Season in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. Teams and drivers have profited another two days of testing with Kobayashi...

18 drivers packed in one second!

The French circuit of Le Mans has gathered 33 drivers for the second official test of the 2005 Season in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. Teams and drivers have profited another two days of testing with Kobayashi topping the list of times

Prema Power Team has been the strongest team in the official test at the circuit of Le Mans (France) with the Nippon driver Kamui Kobayashi setting the fastest lap (1.34.869).

The teams will still have two more official tests to prepare the forthcoming season that will start in Zolder (Belgium) on April 30. The Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 will be again one of the most competitive single-seater categories and the best scholarship formula to step into major single-seater formulas like the World Series by Renault.

A quick view over the timesheets gives an idea of the outstanding level of the 2005 drivers in the Eurocup Formula Renault. Competitiveness and equality were seen at first sight with 18 drivers packed in less than one second!

The track conditions during the first day alternate dry and wet conditions but the sun shone during the second day and all drivers were able to improve their lap times except for those drivers that were missing the last day due to the clash with the first race of the Karting Open Masters in Lonato (Italy).

<pre> P DRIVER NAT. TEAM Overall 1 Kamui KOBAYASHI JPN Prema Powerteam 1:34.869 2 Junior STROUS NED Mr. Glow Motorsport 1:34.874 3 Carlos IACONELLI BRA JD Motorsport 1:34.931 4 Adrian ZAUGG SWI Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.034 5 Teemu NYMAN FIN Motorpark Oschersleben 1:35.113 6 Patrick ROCHA BRA Prema Powerteam 1:35.153 7 Michael AMMERMÜLLER GER Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.239 8 Xavier MAASSEN NED JD Motorsport 1:35.349 9 Daniel SERRA BRA Cram Competition 1:35.379 10 Dima RAIKHLIN GER SL Formula 1:35.396 11 Kasper ANDERSEN DEN Team Formula Sport 1:35.407 12 Tom DILLMANN FRA Prema Powerteam 1:35.462 13 Matia MILLA ARG Motorpark Oschersleben 1:35.505 14 Bertrand BAGUETTE FRA Epsilon Euskadi 1:35.539 15 Marcello PUGLISI ITA JD Motorsport 1:35.564 16 Yann CLAIRAY FRA SG Formula 1:35.587 17 Federico MONTOYA COL Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.722 18 Carlo VAN DAM NED SG Formula 1:35.766 19 Jim KATO CHN Motorpark Oschersleben 1:36.011 20 Cyndie ALLEMANN SWI SL Formula 1:36.138 21 Westley BARBER GBR Comtec Racing 1:36.180 22 Julien CANAL FRA Graff Racing 1:36.321 23 Sergei AFANASIEV RUS Lukoil Racing Team 1:36.340 24 B. PAAR Jorg Van Hommen 1:36.371 25 David OBERLE GER Team Jenzer 1:36.458 26 Juan Antonio DEL PINO ESP Epsilon Euskadi 1:36.600 27 Dani CLOS ESP Pons Racing 1:36.925 28 Walter GRUBMÜLLER AUT Team Jenzer 1:37.024 29 Michael ALENSHIN RUS Lukoil Racing Team 1:37.267 30 Pippa MANN GBR Comtec Racing 1:37.474 31 Hiroyuki MATSUMURA JPN Graff Racing 1:37.765 32 Michael ALENSHIN RUS Lukoil Racing Team 1:38.150 33 Miguel MOLINA ESP Pons Racing 1:38.462

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Kamui Kobayashi
Teams Jenzer Motorsport