Second day of GP3 collective tests at Circuit de Catalunya proved to be good for the Argentine driver, who tested his car in dry and wet conditions. He finished 6th and 8th in both sessions for ART Grand Prix.
Facu Regalia ended up yesterday his second test day of the week in Barcelona. Argentina´s driver was able to test in wet and dry weather conditions, due to rain got worse hour by hour.
Early in the morning, Regalia was among top-5 fastest but the settings changes later didn´t work as expected, and he couldn´t make the most of his second set of tires. Finally he finished 8th fastest – with almost thirty drivers taking part in the tests- with a best time of 1:34.519. Then in rain track conditions were fairly bad and it was almost impossible to keep on track the car. It´s worth mentioning that no less than ten times the afternoon session was red-flagged. Under the circumstances ART Grand Prix driver managed to post a time of 1:57.234, 6th fastest.
“In general our conclusions are quite good, because in the first session I was in top-5 all the time. It was a shame that the set-up changes didn´t work for my driving style properly and couldn´t set a quicker time. Heavy rain wasn´t that easy to cope with in the afternoon. The red flags prevented me to improve something else my time because I´d to abort several laps while improving”, Regalia said. “I think that everyone at ART Grand Prix did a good job, and my feeling at the wheel of the car is quite good. I also think our set-up for this track is good, and our improvements on wet asphalt are evident as well”, finally explained.
Next official test for Regalia is scheduled at Silverstone, on 3-4 April, and being the last chance previous to season kick-off in May.