BAR Wrap Up Testing at Valencia

The BAR-Honda team on Thursday completed their exclusive three-day test at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain.

BAR Wrap Up Testing at Valencia

The BAR-Honda team on Thursday completed their exclusive three-day test at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain.

Takuma Sato continued, while Anthony Davidson replaced Jenson Button for the final day of testing. The Japanese driver continued in the 007 chassis, doing aerodynamic evaluations, completing 145 laps while doing so.

"We completed a lot of laps this week and are very happy with the results from some intensive engine, tyre and aerodynamic work. We could only run one new car due to preparations back at the factory for the first race but still the work we achieved was useful. I'm feeling positive about our testing progress as we get so close to the new season," said Sato.

Test driver Davidson drove the concept car, focusing on long tyre evalauations, completing a total of 95 laps.

No laptimes were issued.

"The main objective this week has been to finalise the specification of the cars for the Australian Grand Prix. The first two days were very windy which meant we had to modify our plans slightly. We did however manage to complete the full test programme, concentrating on both engine and tyre work. We will conclude the pre-season testing schedule next week test here in Valencia," said BAR's test team manager, Andrew Alsworth.

Shuhei Nakamoto, Honda Racing Development engineering director, was pleased with the week's testing: "The latest specification engine went pretty much as we thought it would, and we will be bringing in a further upgrade to complete pre-season preparations back here next week."

BAR will test at Valencia again next week.

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