F3 Asia 2005

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28 March 2005 (Prema)
Formula Renault 2000 Europacup
Official test Le Mans, 24/25 March 2005

Le Mans Test Round-Up

Date: 24~25.03.2005
Track: Le Mans (France)
Drivers: Tom Dillmann, Kamui Kobayashi, Patrick Rocha

The second official test organized by RST for the drivers who will participate in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Championship took place in the French circuit of Le Mans.
This was the first contact of our Team with the "Bugatti" circuit of Le Mans. Kamui, Patrick and Tom demonstrated their competitiveness from the very beginning.
"These were two days of hard work on a circuit where we had very little experience. The programme was devoted, first of all, to get to know the track and then, to the set up of the car" declared Fabio Zilio, race engineer in charge of Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi.
Angelo Rosin, Team Principal of Prema Powerteam was also present in Le Mans and said: "Kamui quickly adapted to this new track, marking the fastest time on both days. Good performance also for Patrick, who managed to finished among the best five. During these two days he worked very hard on the set up of his vehicle, giving some very important hints. Tom's performance was positive as well. He continued working on his knowledge of the vehicle and on the use of new tyres. The first day was partially conditioned by the rain that fell in the morning."
Tom Dillmann: "I am pleased with the test carried out and with the results achieved. I still have to improve my knowledge of the vehicle and the use of new tyres. Together with the team we are working in the right direction, and we have to continue like this, in view of the first race."
Kamui Kobayashi: "It was a good test. The car was well balanced on the track, under either wet or dry conditions. It was the first time on this circuit for me and for the team. Coming back home with the best chronometric performance makes me feel optimistic about the future."
Patrick Rocha: "During these two days we worked very hard in order to develop the vehicle for the race, with used tyres. We were able to find some important and useful solutions for the future. I could have done better with new tyres, but anyway I am satisfied with the fifth position I marked yesterday."
Next official test will be taking place in a week's time on the Spanish circuit of Valencia.

Day 1 Day 2
Kamui Kobayashi 1:35.660 Kamui Kobayashi 1:34.869
Patrick Rocha 1:36.663 Patrick Rocha 1:35.153
Tom Dillmann 1:37.063 Tom Dillmann 1:35.462



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