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Panasonic Toyota Racing: Jerez Test Round-Up

Jerez Test Round-Up

Location: Circuito Permanente de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Driver: Jarno Trulli (28-30)
Track Length: 4.428km

Jarno Trulli
Total laps: 232
Best Lap Time: 1m16.674s
Chassis: TF104/03
"It was good to have three days to test after the hurried test at Silverstone, and I've more or less sorted out my seat now after trying a couple of alternatives. It wasn't the luckiest test, though. We had a reasonable first day, but we lost time after a stone lodged itself inside the rim of my left rear tyre, causing it to deflate and sending me off the circuit. I was okay, and so was the car, and we ended up putting in nearly 70 laps. On Wednesday I was testing tyres for the Brazilian Grand Prix but our work was interrupted by an accident at the chicane caused by a problem related to the rear suspension. Luckily it happened at one of the slowest parts of the circuit, but the damage meant that we did no more running that afternoon. The last day was much better and we put in a lot more mileage, so despite the troubles I now have a good feel for the car and its positive aspects."

Toyota Drivers Academy's young drivers Katsuyuki Hiranaka and Franck Perera will test for Panasonic Toyota Racing at Jerez on October 12-14.