New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.


2005-05-12 10:20

Brazilian test driver Enrique Bernoldi managed the seventh (out of 11) best lap time, while McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen - Barcelona winner - continued to dominate the order.

Toyota, Renault, Jordan, Red Bull and Sauber also got going on a short, Monte Carlo-like layout - damp in the morning - at Le Castellet.

Rain is forecast later in the week.

Of note, part time Renault tester Heikki Kovalainen completed a mammoth day (750 km), while, interestingly, BAR - although banned from racing there - helped test tyres for Monte Carlo.

Elsewhere, Michael Schumacher joined Ferrari tester Luca Badoer at an artificially-drenched Fiorano, and Williams' Mark Webber joined Antonio Pizzonia - who practiced getting heat into the tyres on a GP warm-up lap - at Vallelunga.

Webber, though, spent a lot of time in the garage with technical trouble. -GMM

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