The Italian team set the eighth fastest time (the first among the Dallara’s) in the LMP2 category with Roberto Lacorte, Giorgio Sernagiotto and Felipe Nasr on the Dallara P217 powered by Gibson. The three racing drivers covered a distance of more than 1000 kilometers (78 laps) on the 13,629 meters of the Circuit de la Sarthe that will host the most important endurance race of the world in June 16-17. Working hard on different aerodynamic and setup configurations, the team led by Raimondo Amadio collected a huge amount of data with Lacorte and Sernagiotto, both at their second experience in a row in the 24 Hours, and then also with the former F1 driver from Brazil, who made his Le Mans debut arriving only in the afternoon directly from Detroit, where he won the fifth round of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship just the day before. The whole team showed cohesion and great enthusiasm towards their come back at Le Mans after the incredible ninth position overall clinched last year at their debut.
Team Principal Amadio says: “Our official test day was really positive. I saw an excellent team spirit and many important data have emerged. The job done by Lacorte and Sernagiotto in the first part showed a concrete and general growth and, though he covered less laps than them, Nasr got straight in tune with the track and the car. The low-downforce configuration also gave good feedback. Now we have to refine the race general configuration and to work on the 24-hour distance”.