Josef Kral fastest on first official day back in Valencia

Josef Kral fastest on first official day back in Valencia

01.03.2009: JD Motorsport's Josef Kral topped this morning's timesheets on the first official 2009 Formula Master test day in Valencia, Spain, with a best lap of 1:27.387. The young Czech driver was closely followed by

JD Motorsport's Josef Kral topped this morning's timesheets on the first official 2009 Formula Master test day in Valencia, Spain, with a best lap of 1:27.387.

The young Czech driver was closely followed by Iris Project's Simon Trummer, whose best lap of 1:27.650 was just 0.263 seconds adrift, whilst Erik Janis completed the top three with a fastest time of 1:27.848 for ISR. 

This morning marked the first outing of Formula Master single-seaters sporting the 2009 update kit, which features a new engine cover and a redesigned rear wing as well as air brake ducts and a new exhaust system 4-2-1 combined with new engine software.

This afternoon will see AR Motorsport's Mihai Marinescu test the car's updated rear wing elements for the first time.

"The 2009 update gives a very good step up to power in low and mid revs," said 2008 Formula Master Vice-Champion Fabio Leimer. "It makes it easier to go round in slow corners.

"I got a good feeling from the car; it's funny to drive and more of a challenge. There's no big difference in higher revs but on short ratios, you feel the power more. The car is more difficult to drive now so it will make a bigger difference between drivers."

 

Formula Master - Valencia official testing Day One: morning - top eight results


1. Josef Kral (CZH), JD Motorsport, 1:27.387

2. Simon Trummer (SUI), Iris Project, 1:27.650

3. Erik Janis (CZH), ISR, 1:27.848

4. Fabio Leimer (SUI), Jenzer Motorsport, 1:27.892

5. Filip Salaquarda (CZH), ISR, 1:27.906

6. Sergey Afanasiev (RUS), JD Motorsport, 1:28.015

7. Vladimir Arabadzhiev (BUL), JD Motorsport, 1:28.106

8. Alessandro Kouskin (RUS), Cram Competition, 1:28.370


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Formula Master has delivered some of Europe's best racing since its debut in 2007 with the Series' concept of offering young, aspiring drivers the chance to establish themselves on an international stage proving a great success already. 



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01.03.2009 / MaP

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