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12 March 2005
Formel 3 Euroseries / Free Test Misano
Press Release Prema Powerteam

Misano Test Round-Up

Date: 09-10~02.03.2005
Circuit: Misano (Italy)
Drivers: Marco Bonanomi, Greg Franchi, Franck Perera

Prema concluded the ten days of "pre-season" tests foreseen by the Formula 3 Euro Series Regulations. This last appointment took place in the Italian circuit of Misano Adriatico, where our drivers and technicians continued their work in order to develop the new Dallara F305 - Opel Spiess.
"We worked well, we kept on developing the new vehicle. Our three drivers tried different set-up solutions which increased their knowledge." This was the first comment of our race engineer Julien Simon-Chautemps, responsible for Marco Bonanomi's car. "We worked very hard with Marco, on technical aspects as well as on working methods. Marco is continuously improving, in every test, showing his motivation and potentialities."
Good performances for Greg Franchi, who is also constantly improving, and for Franck Perera.
These are our three drivers' opinions:
Marco Bonanomi : "These were two days of hard and profitable work. Together with the team we tried different interesting technical solutions. Unfortunately, this morning a problem with the engine forced me to skip several laps. In the afternoon, after solving the problem, I went on track again marking a reasonable time. I was also conditioned by heavy traffic, due to the numerous Formula Renault 2.0 vehicles that were racing with us."
Greg Franchi : "I am pleased with the work carried out during these two days. The results were undoubtedly interesting, considering the adverse traffic conditions on the circuit. We must continue working in this sense, trying to improve in view of the first race of the Championship, scheduled for the month of April in Hockenheim."
Franck Perera: "We tried several mechanical and non mechanical solutions without searching the absolute chronometric performance. Anyway, I am satisfied with the work done in these five sessions of pre-season tests."
Next appointment will be in two weeks' time in Spa Francorschamps for the first official test of the Formula 3 Euro Series 2005.


Day 1 Day 2
Perera 1:24.44 Bonanomi 1:24.00
Bonanomi 1:24.67 Franchi 1:24.17
Franchi 1:25.04 Perera 1:24.44



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