Ocean Racing Technology took part in two days of testing organized by the GP3 Series at the Ricardo Tormo de Cheste circuit, located a stone's throw from Valencia, Spain. The Portuguese team's three drivers, Kevin Ceccon, Robert Cregan, and Carmen Jorda shared the workload in order to develop their own personal performances, but also to combine their knowledge and benefit Ocean Racing Technology and operating the GP3 Series car. The three drivers were satisfied with the directions taken by the team, as well as with the results.
Kevin Ceccon, the team's most experienced driver who has shown that he is a major player in the championship was unsurprisingly the fastest Ocean Racing Technology driver. The young Italian had the 8th fastest time of the two half-sessions on the second day of driving. "The end result is good and I am satisfied with 8th place," Kevin Ceccon declared, adding, "We worked hard on developing the car and we will continue to do so. We had a few problems that cost us a bit of track time, but these two days were very important for the races ahead of us," concluded Kevin Ceccon, who climbed the podium in Monaco in the last GP3 Series race weekend.
Robert Cregan focused his work on set-up. "We tried to find the best set-up possible, and we were repaid with good times," Robert Cregan explained."We learned some things and I am very happy with the progress made over the week."
Carmen Jorda, for her part, continued her learning process and development. "The more I am at the wheel, the more I adapt to the car. So these sessions were very important. These two days of hard work and reflection enable me to get closer, bit by bit, to the drivers ahead of me. It is important for me to be better every time I get in the car," clarified the team's lone female driver.
For Ocean Racing Technology's directors Tiago Monteiro and José Guedes, this short week of tests "was paramount for the drivers, but also for the technical structure because this is the first year the team is taking part in this championship. At the end of the day, everyone is happy with the work done and the results obtained. We are on the right track to continue securing good results."
The next GP3 Series races will be held in Valencia, Spain, June 23 and 24.