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.


2005-05-27 08:17

The Frenchman, 27 - Renault's official test driver - refused to confirm that he'll fulfil Robert Doornbos' role beyond the European grand prix.

"I'll see what the car's like," he told ITV, "what the team is like. We'll see. It could be bad if the (Jordan) car isn't perfect."

Another concern, for Michelin at least, is that Montagny's test might allow Jordan (and Ferrari) tyre supplier Bridgestone a useful insight into the test driver's experience.

"I'm not going to ... ruin my relationship (with Michelin)," Franck insisted. "I'm professional, I'll help Jordan, but I'm still a Renault driver."

The Nurburgring paddock, meanwhile, strongly suggested that Friday's drive is a trial to a possible 2005 race seat -- in Tiago Monteiro's spot.

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