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The first collective test took place on 22nd and 23rd February at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.

The 2010 Formula Renault Eurocup Season has officially kicked off. The first collective test took place on 22nd and 23rd February at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. The Interwetten.com Junior Team used this opportunity to work intensively with the car and its drivers Luciano Bacheta and Sandro Lukovic under competitive conditions. "We picked up the new Formula Renault car from Renault Sport on Friday morning and went directly down to Valencia. Our team has done a great job to prepare everything in time for the test", said the Team Manager Michael Schneider.

"The team around Team principal Walter Raus is very satisfied with the information they have gained during this test. "The test showed that the expectations we have in Luciano are not exaggerated. He works very well with our Engineers and gave good feedback on the behaviour of the car", commented Michael Schneider. The young Brit finished the final session 12th (7th of the Eurocup drivers), a really promising start considering all the other teams have already completed thousands of kilometres testing.

Sandro's aim was to get familiar with the style and technique of how to drive a Formula car. To understand and benefit from the down force and get some miles under his belt, as he has progressed directly from Karting into this series. The changing weather conditions and rain showers did not make the job easy for him, but he showed good control of the car and did a decent job.

The team is already looking ahead to the next Collective Test on 9th and 10th March at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona. The outcome of this first test has been very good and gives the Team confidence for the coming season. "I'm very happy with our engineers. Harvey Spencer and Daniel Gratacos are working very professionally and give both drivers the confidence they need" said Michael Schneider. Harvey Spencer has over 35 years experience in Motorsport and has engineered many different cars from F3 to F1. Daniel Gratacos has worked for BCN in GP2 and engineered a car in Spanish F3. With this crew the Interwetten.com Junior Team doesn't only want to participate in the championship, it wants to win it!"

Official Renault Sport Press Release

Posted: 01 March 2010
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