F3 series' driver Borja Garcia test notes

Conclusive test for Borja Garcia 19/03/2004 -- This week Borja Garcia had a very hard testing program, which included two test days with his Spanish F3 team Racing Engineering and two testing days with the Italian F3 Euro Series squad Team ...

Conclusive test for Borja Garcia

19/03/2004 -- This week Borja Garcia had a very hard testing program, which included two test days with his Spanish F3 team Racing Engineering and two testing days with the Italian F3 Euro Series squad Team Ghinzani. During four consecutive days of testing, the young Spanish racer drove close to 1,500 km. The Spanish F3 is already used to Borja Garcia marking the fastest lap times, but on Wednesday he impressed with an excellent performance driving the Euro Series Formula 3. Borja Garcia was the fastest in both Wednesday sessions and eager to get into the Ghinzani car again on Friday, when he marked the eighth fastest time in the morning session as well as in the afternoon session.

After proving his qualities in a field of very highly rated and experienced drivers on Wednesday, Borja Garcia knew that the Friday test sessions with Team Ghinzani will be hard work. While the others could look back onto another day of testing on the Circuit of Valencia, where track conditions change from day to day, Borja Garcia switched to the Toyota powered Spanish F3 in Albacete on Thursday and marked the fastest times. Back in Valencia Borja was eager to underline his talent during the official F3 Euro Series test day he had been invited to by the Italian Team Ghinzani.

The morning session saw Borja Garcia in eighth position and his engineer, Miguel Angel Galvez, explained, "Today the track conditions were different from Wednesday. We were not here yesterday and couldn't adjust the set up during three entire days like the rest of the field. Nevertheless Borja improved his lap times and jumped into eighth position in the morning when the new tires were mounted. In the afternoon we were happier with the car, but also tried out some new things."

Borja Garcia, after this intense testing program is not tired at all and stated, "Honestly, the more I can drive a race car the happier I am. And this week I could really drive a lot! In regards to today I have to say that the track was completely different from Wednesday so we had to start from the very beginning again. I am happy with some things we changed on the car, but I we would have needed more time. We also tried out some new things on the car to see their effect on the lap times. I would say that today we were not so much hunting for the fastest lap time but tried to understand this car perfectly. I did the eighth lap time, but I guess I already showed what I am able to on Wednesday."

Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon, Borja Garcia's manager, announced, "Borja once again has shown everyone that he is consistently on top even after close to 1,500km of testing over four days. This is a lot but he really is the happiest person when he can be behind a steering wheel. I am impressed by his will to be fast and his abilities to switch between the two cars without losing out in any session. I am sure that he will have a great future."

-racing-engineering.com

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Borja Garcia
Teams Racing Engineering