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.