Round 6: Catalan MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two
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In recent years, Team Ghinzani lined-up in Formula 3000, A1 Grand Prix, F3 Euro Series and F3 Italy and Germany
New names keep joining the Auto GP roster as the series is about to be back on-track for at Montmelò, as the Circuit De Catalunya, close to Barcelona, will host a round of postseason testing this week.
Just a few hours after 2013 schedule release and Auto GP is about to be back at the Montmelò track for a 2-day test
Ghirelli, Kuroda and Sato bring fresh note to upcoming Auto GP test in Barcelona
The cars will be lining-up at the venue, which is located outside Barcelona, on Thursday, December the 6th and Friday, December the 7th. Once again, the winter tests will enable teams to evaluate new drivers coming from other categories for possible 2013 deals.
“I’m delighted to have this opportunity” – Dani Clos
Spanish driver Dani Clos will step into the F112 for the first time on Friday to take part in the first free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix which will take place at the Circuit de Catalunya. 23 year-old Clos will substitute teammate Narain Karthikeyan for that session and will join Pedro de la Rosa for the first 90 minutes of practice in Montmeló.
Sepang winner Alonso’s latest surprise was to finish ahead of the best McLaren in Bahrain.
Amid Ferrari’s performance crisis with the struggling F2012 car, the Italian team has emerged from the opening ‘flyaway’ races with a solid head of steam. He might be just fifth, but Fernando Alonso is a mere 10 points off the lead of the drivers’ world championship, after a see-sawing pecking order emerged from the overseas races in Australia, Malaysia, China and Bahrain.
Even the formula one teams do not trust end-of-day testing timesheets as a guide to the sport’s likely pecking order.
That is the claim of HRT’s chief engineer Toni Cuquerella, in the context of Force India and Sauber setting Wednesday’s pace at Barcelona, and the grandee Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes runners spread further down the order.
Fernando Alonso managed to brighten Ferrari’s spirits before the opening test of the 2012 test concluded.
His best time in Friday’s proceedings was set with soft tyres and still shy of the promising Lotus’ earlier pace, but it nonetheless triggered sighs of relief within the Maranello ranks after a troubled early start.
PIrelli heads to Barcelona for second round of GP2 and GP3 Series
After a very successful start at Istanbul Park in Turkey, Pirelli’s P Zero tyres are now ready for the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, where the second round of Formula One’s feeder series – GP2 and GP3 – will take place. The races are scheduled for 20-22 May, running alongside the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix.