Webb completes final test ahead of World Series by Renault season opener

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24 March 2011

Webb completes final test ahead of World Series by Renault season opener

 British rookie Oliver Webb took to the track in his PONS Racing Formula Renault 3.5 Series racer for a successful two day test this week. Taking place at the Paul Ricard Circuit in Le Castellet, France, the test was the final outing for the Superstar BRDC and MSA Elite driver ahead of the 2011 World Series by Renault season.

Despite grey and overcast conditions in southern France, the track remained dry throughout day one. This was in contrast to the previous test in Barcelona, which had been interrupted by heavy rain, and allowed Webb to complete some longer runs and focus on race set-up, recording a quickest time of 1m52.262s.

With additional sets of new tyres remaining after the Barcelona test, Webb returned to the track on the second day to gather further data focussing on qualifying set-up. As track and air temperatures increased and conditions improved, the 19-year old Knutsford ace continued to develop the car, finding additional time to end with an improved time of 1m51.563s. “We have done a lot of hard work during the final test after the limited dry running in Barcelona,” Webb commented. “We still have some time to find but our pace on longer runs is competitive and I’m feeling confident heading into the first race. We were able to spend some time on both qualifying and race set-ups and we have also spent time working on race starts. I am now just looking forward to getting out racing again and showing our true potential.”

Webb will make his World Series by Renault championship debut at the Motorland Aragón circuit, Spain for the season opener on 16-17 April.