Bamboo-engineering ready after shakedown
"We can head out to Monza knowing exactly where we are"
Bamboo-engineering are ready for the opening round of the 2012 WTCC at Monza following a solid shakedown at Rockingham.
Drivers Alex MacDowall and Pasquale Di Sabatino enjoyed a productive day at the Northamptonshire track, getting a number of laps under their belt in their brand new Chevrolet Cruze 1.6 turbo-powered cars.
Team Principal Richard Coleman said: “The shakedown went very well. We had a dry day so it meant we had the chance to get a lot of laps completed and do what we needed to do. Both of the drivers came away happy so it means we can head out to Monza knowing exactly where we are.
Unfortunately we have to start 40 kilos heavier than our rivals in the first two rounds because we are running a Chevrolet, and as the car which won last year’s championship we have this maximum ballast imposed on us at the start. It is going to make things a little bit tricky and tough on front tyre wear.
But Alex and Pasquale are fired up and ready to go and we have a test before the racing weekend begins so hopefully we can use this to our advantage and iron out some of these issues before it really counts.”
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