Negrao Ready for Barcelona Test

Reigning Sudam Formula Three champion Xandi Negrao is looking forward to his first run at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona

Negrao Ready for Barcelona Test

Already at the circuit for the final pre-season GP2 test, Negrao told the series website: "Our engineers have a good level of knowledge here because they have worked in Formula One and Formula 3000 not too long ago - that will help me a lot, even though the tarmac was completely resurfaced recently.

"In January, when testing for Sauber, my friend Felipe Massa told me that the lack of grip was a major issue here, but I think that things should be better now after so much Formula One testing has taken place."

Negrao has spent a lot of time preparing for the test and trying to gain as much information about the track as he could: "The circuit is tough mainly due to the wide range of turns, and the neck can be quite affected, but I'm physically well-prepared. The idea is to make an easy start before getting to grips with the track. I'll allow the pace to come naturally."

The test, which will be the first visit to the track for many of the drivers, will also provide the first opportunity to test tyre supplier Bridgestone's hard compound tyres as all tests so far have been run on the softer compound.

The test is due to start tomorrow, April 13.

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