Saturday, March 14, 2015

Blancpain Endurance Series: Top class performance and reliability for I.S.R. Racing in the two testing days at Paul Ricard

I.S.R. Racing Press Release

March 13th, 2015 - Pre-season official testing of Blancpain Endurance Series that ended yesterday at Paul Ricard converted the work done by team I.S.R. racing over winter to prepare the debut season in the series into very promising indications.

The two Audi R8 LMS ultra lined up by the Czech team turned out to be very competitive in both days and set the pace among the coupes of the house of the four rings in several sessions. Marco Bonanomi (ITA), Frédéric Vervisch (BEL) and Filip Salaquarda (CZ) on car number 75 ended both two days in P6 (1'57.476 and 1'57.324 the best lap times). Anders and Thomas Fjordbach (DEN) lapped on Wednesday on the number 74 car working mainly on the race pace, while Fabio Onidi (ITA) made his debut, taking over from Thomas Fjordbach, on Thursday. Car 74 had quite a busy schedule that allowed the team to clock 59 laps on the first day and a solid 100 in the second, a very handy mileage to verify the reliability of some components ahead of the races.

Igor SALAQUARDA (I.S.R. racing, Team Principal):
"Drivers and team completed an excellent work, combining performance hunting to race pace optimization. We met all the goals we set ahead of us. Our best times position as well within the top-ten, that was also the best result for Audis. Regarding reliability, we put a lot of kilometers under our belts without any problem".

Team I.S.R. racing will get on track in Misano Adriatico next 18 and 19 March for a further testing session and shortly after in Monza for the Blancpain Endurance Series 2015 opener.

Photo credit: I.S.R. Racing