Cetilar Villorba Corse tested for more than 80 laps with Giuseppe Cipriani and Felipe Nasr on the Dallara P217 Gibson at Le Castellet. Italian and Brazilian drivers shared the LMP2 prototype for the first time during an intense test session held on Wednesday at the Paul Ricard circuit, profitably working with the team led by Raimondo Amadio. The car covered about 500 kilometres on different setup settings without any issues and both drivers could also test with new tyres.
Team Principal Amadio said: “Data and results we gathered are very positive and we are happy with the drivers’ job. We did well both on distance covered and reliability and we are surprised by the level of competitiveness that Cipriani was able to show and by how quickly Nasr did settle in the team”.
Felipe Nasr added: “It was great to be back in an Italian team. I found a pleasant and very professional environment, their excellent debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was not a coincidence. I knew that Dallara was fast, I found the Gibson engine very powerful and also the relationship with Cipriani started very well. It would be a pleasure to continue this new all-Italian chapter in my career”.