Press Release 11 / 2012

15th June 2012



In preparation for the Grand Prix of Europe, which will take place on 24th June this year on the fast street circuit around the yacht harbour at Valencia (E), the GP3 teams met up for two official test days on Valencia’s permanent racetrack, the Circuito Ricardo Tormo.

Our drivers were Robert Visoiu (ROM), Patric Niederhauser (CH) and Samin Gómez (VEN), who came to get to know the GP3 race car. On the second day Gary Thompson (IRL) replaced Robert Visoiu, who couldn’t attend because he was sitting his exams. Temperatures were well above 30°C, and it proved tough for drivers and team alike. On the morning of day one the order was Patric 8th, Robert 11th and Samin 22nd. In the afternoon Robert was 7th, Patric was 13th and Samin was 21st. On day two in the morning Patric was 6th, Gary 20th and Samin 21st, while in the afternoon Patric was 5th, Gary 6th and Samin 20th.

The drivers carried out the engineers’ test program as planned and we are now looking forward to next weekend’s race with great anticipation.

You can follow the GP3 Series races on television. All the Grand Prix support meetings are broadcast on Eurosport on Sunday mornings at 09:00, starting with a replay of Race One, and followed at 09:30 by a LIVE broadcast of Race Two.

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