The Portuguese driver was looking forward to this test in the circuit nearby Marseille, as it was the chance to begin to understand the Woking-made machine and to start working with the Spanish outfit.
During two days Henrique Chaves racked-up miles and tried different set-ups to adjust the car to his driving style. It was also the opportunity to meet his teammate and to bound with him. “It was an important test! I could try many solutions for the McLaren 720S GT3 and we managed to adapt it to our driving style. The team was able to do different back-to-back tests with its other cars on track and collected loads of data to analyse. Therefore, we can kick off a strong season. It was a very good test session”, said the 22-year-old driver.
These two days at Paul Ricard allowed Henrique Chaves to have a deeper contact with the car that he will race in this year’s International GT Open season. He was impressed with the McLaren 720S GT3. “I never ever raced with a GT3 car, but I competed with single seaters and LMP2 cars. I was really surprised with the McLarens’s overall performance. It has a good balance and I believe that we can have a competitive season as Teo Martín Motorsport is a very professional team”, he added.
The International GT Open season gets underway at Paul Ricard over the weekend of April 27th – 28th, 2019. The series comprises seven rounds, visiting the European circuits of Hockenheim, Spa-Francorchamps, Red Bull Ring, Silverstone, Barcelona and Monza.