Another day into top-ten for Regalia at Estoril

Yesterday the first GP3 working week on track for Facu Regalia finished at Estoril, with a 9th place. Argentina´s driver was happy with the progress made during the last three days both in dry and wet conditions.

Facu Regalia concluded yesterday the first collective test of GP3 at Estoril, the track where he made his debut at the wheel of the new ART Grand Prix GP3/13.

Just like Thursday, the morning was quite rainy and the in the afternoon the drivers could test in dry conditions.

Facu Regalia
Facu Regalia

Photo by: GP3 Media Service

Morning´s session times were extensively improved by the afternoon, with the driver managed by Adrián Campos finishing 9th fastest with a best lap of 1:28.322.

“Our main goal was to work as hard as possible and to get used to the new car, and for sure we were able to do it. I could have finished into top-3 because I was always among the fastest ones in the second session but, with my last set of new tires and improving over half a second, my lap was aborted due to a red-flag”, Regalia explained.

Anyway he focused on “the positive, for sure we made important progresses and now it´s the moment to analyze everything. My teammates and I completed a race simulation and it went really well, with a very good race pace.

The car performance was excellent on long runs. For Barcelona both my team and I could draw a good number of conclusions. Now we made some steps forward and know how to keep developing the car in Barcelona.

Next test will be a very important one because the season opener is there in May, so we´re going to give our best to get a good setting there”.

Regalia will be back at the wheel of the GP3/13 car next March 12-13 at Circuit de Catalunya.

Facu Regalia

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Series GP3
Drivers Adrian Campos , Facu Regalia
Teams ART Grand Prix
Article type Testing report
Tags estoril, gp3, regalia