Giovanardi completes first test
Fabrizio Giovanardi completed his first test at Brands Hatch behind the wheel of the Airwaves Racing-Motorbase Ford Focus. Two-time BTCC champion drove a 2013-spec car, completing several installation laps in the damp early morning conditions before producing longer runs in the afternoon.
People have said these cars can be difficult to drive, but I didn’t really find that… A car is a car and I have to understand how it works and see what I can do to improve it. The Indy circuit is a tough circuit and a difficult one to judge progress on a day like today but the car has run well. – said Fabrizio – I was really looking for a way to come back. Long-distance racing was not my style and I need to be fighting, which is what you get in the BTCC…
We’ve used the 2013 car today and you’ll notice the new car will look a bit different. We hope to be in the 2014 car next week, which is when the real work will begin, but today is a great start. – commented Team Principal David Bartrum –
The team will have another one-day test at Brands Hatch next week.