We’ve been at it again, the guys have been testing their socks off…does that work? Maybe racing boots would be better….anyway they’ve been testing A LOT.
It’s been a really important and productive week for us so let’s bring you up to date on all of the goings on at home and abroad first of all. Once again it’d be fair to say that Alex Lynn has been one of the busiest of the Fortec bunch over the past week or so. He and Oliver Rowland both picked up their awards at the TOCA Night of Champions on Saturday but Alex could hardly enjoy a lazy Sunday after the big night – oh no, he was on a plane heading out to Barcelona on Sunday morning for a very exciting test…
Alex was one of 28 drivers to be invited to take part in a Formula Renault 3.5 ‘Champions Test’ at Motorland, Aragon on Monday morning. The Formula Renault 2.0 UK Champion was joined by the top three finishers in the British F3 Championship, the top four finishers in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Championship and many more. The Champion performed extremely well alongside Carlos Huertas and both drivers thoroughly enjoyed their experiences. The pair also tested in the afternoon session before Lynn jetted back home to the UK, arriving at Oulton Park on Monday evening ahead of a two-day test at the Cheshire circuit.
Huertas tested with the team again on Tuesday at Motorland and was joined by Robin Frijns. Huertas slotted inside the top ten in ninth, with Frijns narrowly missing out on a top-ten finish in eleventh place. Wednesday was the final day of the collective test and the last outing for the current FR 3.5 car. In the hot seat for the final day were Frijns and AutoGP driver Giovanni Venturini and the pair were very evenly matched throughout the final day’s testing.
Back in the UK, abysmal weather at Oulton on Tuesday for the F3 and FRUK tests saw power cuts stop play for a while as the rain came down by the bucket load. Never missing a chance to have some fun, the boys took it upon themselves to make a boat to pass the time, and you never know, it could have saved them from potential disaster had the rain kept on coming… Luckily though, yesterday was a far brighter day at Oulton and the guys got some valuable dry running in, no boats necessary!
So as one test ends another begins and over the next couple of days it’s our Eurocup team which is taking to the track in Spain and we’ll bring you up to date on that next week!
Before we go we have some more important news. In case you missed it, Carlos Huertas will be racing in our Formula Renault 3.5 team next year…Carlos did a great job in F3 this season and he’s performed very well in testing, we think he’s a great one to watch for next season so we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Fortec family.
We’re launching our monthly newsletter this month and you can sign up for it here as well as downloading our app. We love to hear from you so if you have any requests for features in the newsletter over the coming months, let us know and we’ll do our best to keep you happy! Leave us a comment here, tweet us, or drop us a message on facebook.