Conquest Racing Sebring test notes 2011-02-01

Conquest Racing completes productive test with Indy Lights champ JK Vernay

INDIANAPOLIS (February 1, 2011) - JK Vernay had a productive first IndyCar Series test with Conquest Racing at Sebring International Raceway on Monday.

With the current Indy Lights champion strapping himself behind the wheel of an Indy car for the first time, the test was mainly aimed at getting the Frenchman comfortable behind the wheel of the most powerful car he has driven so far in his career.

Thanks to Conquest Racing's off-season preparations, the team was able to run flawlessly through its testing run plan at Sebring while letting Vernay acclimate himself with his new environment as well as gain driving experience and knowledge of the Honda powered Dallara.

"It was a great day. I really enjoyed my time behind the wheel," shared Vernay. "It's the most powerful car I have driven so it was definitely different to what I am use to but everything went very well. In the morning we focused on getting myself familiarized with the car and then in the afternoon we were able to work on different things. Overall, I'm happy with the test. I enjoyed working with the team and driving such a powerful race car is a great feeling."

With this first test now in the books, the team that is looking to enter two cars once again in the IZOD IndyCar Series is anxiously awaiting the start of the new season.

"JK did a good job at the test. He accustomed himself to the car fairly quickly and we were able to do everything we had planned, so it was a very productive test for us. It's not always easy to accomplish everything we want to in a one-day test but the crew was well prepared and it was nice to be back at a race track," concluded team owner Eric Bachelart.

The 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season kicks off on Sunday, March 27 with the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

-source: conquest racing

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