UK: Menasheh Idafar Rockingham test summary

IDAFAR BACK ON TRACK WITH FIRST TEST OF 2009 Menasheh Idafar made his first on-track appearance of 2009 earlier today, Wednesday, 18th February, at Rockingham in Northamptonshire as preparations for his maiden season in the Formula Renault UK ...

IDAFAR BACK ON TRACK WITH FIRST TEST OF 2009

Menasheh Idafar made his first on-track appearance of 2009 earlier today, Wednesday, 18th February, at Rockingham in Northamptonshire as preparations for his maiden season in the Formula Renault UK Championship get underway.

The 17-year-old Hillspeed driver, who has graduated to the UK's premier junior single-seater category from the club-level Formula Renault BARC series, spent the entire day 'running-in' his new FR 2.0 car in persistently wet conditions.

Joining Formula Renault UK team-mate Michael Lyons, and Ahmad Al Harthy and James Theodore from Hillspeed's Formula Renault BARC operation, the British-born Bahraini was delighted to be back on track for the first time this year.

"Menasheh was very happy to be back behind the wheel, it was a good day", said Hillspeed team principal Richard Ollerenshaw, "Psychologically, Menasheh was very strong and focused and we couldn't have hoped for more from him. The day was all about running-in the new car and everything went very well."

Menasheh and the team now travel across Northamptonshire to Silverstone where they will take part in a test on the full Grand Prix Circuit tomorrow, Thursday, 19th February.

From there, the squad will make the journey south to Hampshire for a rare opportunity to test on the ultra-fast Thruxton Circuit this Friday, 20th February.

-credit: menashehidafar.com

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Michael Lyons , Menasheh Idafar , Ahmad Al Harthy