F3 Asia 2005

Driver Profiles

04 March 2005
Formel 3 Euroseries
Free Test Estoril, Press Release Prema Powerteam

Estoril Test Round-Up

Date: 28-01~02.03.2005
Circuit: Estoril (Portugal)
Drivers: Marco Bonanomi, Greg Franchi, Franck Perera

Today the fourth session of winter tests was over. These tests were organized by Prema in view of the forthcoming Formula 3 Euro Series 2005 Championship. Three intense days of tests that took place on the Portuguese circuit of Estoril, where our drivers Bonanomi, Franchi and Perera were able to try different solutions for a better development of the new vehicle. The overall assessment was certainly positive.
"Several tests were carried out in view of the imminent season. All of them produced important results, even under different track conditions." said engineer Andrea Burzoni, the technician in charge of Franck Perera's car. "Regarding Franck, once more he showed his high professionalism giving objective feedback after each positive or negative modification on the vehicle, useful for its development."
The chronometric results of our three drivers were also positive. These are their comments:
Marco Bonanomi : "Once again we managed to work well. We tried different set up solutions and from the very beginning we were able to balance the vehicle properly. In the last lap I marked the third absolute time. In the afternoon, instead, when the temperature was higher we tried to simulate a qualifying session. Sincerely, I am quite satisfied with the work done together with my team."
Greg Franchi : "I had a slight accident two days before reaching Portugal, so I was forced to drive always under the effect of pain relievers. Anyway, I am satisfied with my performance. I am sure that if I had been in more favourable conditions I would have done better."
Franck Perera : "The new vehicle showed all its qualities on a circuit we had known last year. We managed to be more than a second faster than the time of the pole position, establishing the new record of the circuit. It was important to work well. Together with us, there were eleven cars which will take part in the forthcoming championship. It was a sort of first official test. As usual, the work with the team was optimal."
Next test will be in a week's time in Misano Adriatico, Italy.


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Perera 1:32.610 Perera 1:32.174 Perera 1:32.287
Bonanomi 1:33.527 Bonanomi 1:33.541 Bonanomi 1:32.748
Franchi 1:33.961 Franchi 1:33.838

Franchi 1:33.268



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