D'Agostino and Team JLR have successful Formula Renault test in Spain Albacete, Spain --19 year old American Joe D'Agostino recently wrapped up an extremely successful 4 day pre-season Formula Renault testing program with Team JLR on the 2.175...
D'Agostino and Team JLR have successful Formula Renault test in Spain
Albacete, Spain --19 year old American Joe D'Agostino recently wrapped up an extremely successful 4 day pre-season Formula Renault testing program with Team JLR on the 2.175 mile Albacete circuit in Spain.
Over the course of the 4 days D'Agostino logged over 150 miles per day in both wet and dry conditions. D'Agostino was in top form setting the pace on every day in all conditions except the final day in which D'Agostino and Team JLR ran into some unexpected mechanical issues. Although the American was not able to show his true speed on the final day he was still the quickest on used tires.
D'Agostino was pleased with the tests saying, "I am so happy to be back with Team JLR testing the Formula Renault, we have great chemistry which makes for an excellent working environment. I was a little surprised how quickly I got up to speed compared to the other teams and drivers that were here testing along with us as I have not driven a UK Formula Renault car since October. There were some very good drivers here that I was able to use as a benchmark. I was consistently the quickest in all conditions for 3 out of the 4 days so I feel I can hold my head high. I am getting closer to securing a deal for the 2005 UK Formula Renault Championship but still need to find the complete budget, hopefully the results of this test will show potential sponsors what I am capable of given the right opportunity."
One of Team JLR's engineers Paul Haigh commented, "At Team JLR's four day Formula Renault test at the Albacete Circuit in Southern Spain Joe simply dominated the testing times from day one. Not until the very last seconds of the last day of the test was his time beaten, at that only by one of last years race winners. I am sure that another run on new tyres would have put Joe back on top. Joe's ultra professional approach, superb feel for the car, combined with amazing car control and undoubted speed, all go to prove once again we are looking at a huge star of the future--"
D'Agostino would like to thank Team JLR and all of his sponsors: Arai Helmets, Mockett.com, Sparco USA, The Mayes Group, and all of his personal sponsors.