Facu Regalia took part in the second World Series by Renault day test at Motorland Aragón, driving the Zeta Corse-entered car. He finished ninth in the afternoon.
After missing Day One for various reasons beyond the control of Facu Regalia, the Argentinean racer continued working during the second day of testing scheduled by the World Series by Renault in Alcañiz. In the afternoon session Regalia finished 9th on the timesheets.In the morning, Regalia completed 35 laps around the 5,344-meter track driving the car fielded by the Russian team. His best lap time, set on his 33rd lap, of 1m42s956 placed him 19th, two seconds behind Mathieu Vaxiviere (Lotus).
In the afternoon session, Facu worked well with his engineers and made significant lap times progress. He completed 39 laps and was able to set a time of 1m41s996 on his 36th lap, 0.723 off Dean Stoneman´s pace to take 9th place. In the cumulative rankings, Regalia was 14th with his personal best clocked in the afternoon, 1.3 seconds behind Vaxiviere.
The World Series by Renault will start at Motorland Aragón on 25-26 April.
Facu Regalia: “My team experienced a number of problems, which they tried to solve, and as a result they only managed to enter one car on track. It was decided that Mavlanov would test on Monday and I would test today. I do regret not being able to test both days, as it would have been a huge push forward, but that´s motorsport. Anyway I am pleased with our work today. In the morning, we worked on different set-up solutions and my goal wasn´t setting a sensational lap time, actually I didn´t even use a new set of tires. Then in the afternoon we worked on qualifying set-up. Using my only set of fresh tires I was able to finish in the top-ten. I have had a good feeling and there is still room for improvement and climbing in the top five, which would be ideal”.