Published on September 6th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Renault Sport R.S. 01 Testing @ The Valencia Circuit
This past week Renault Sport Technologies and all of its technical partners have conducted the initial test of the Renault Sport R.S. 01 at the Valencia circuit. The future star of the Renault Sport Trophy and World Series by Renault proved to be fast and reliable right off the truck.
In conjunction with its official presentation at the Moscow International Automobile Show, an important phase took place last weekend at the Autodromo di Franciacorta with a 50km shakedown for the Renault Sport R.S. 01. The first test was run on the Valencia circuit on Wednesday. This race car with a spectacular style and extraordinary performance was entrusted to former Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Eurocup Mégane Trophy champion, Albert Costa, as well as Blancpain Endurance Series driver, the Spaniard Andy Soucek.
The programme focused on learning about the sedan before beginning the development work. The Renault Sport R.S. 01 put in more than 400 trouble-free kms over the first two days of testing, while quickly reaching the one-minute, 30-second bar.
Designed to compete in the World Series by Renault, the Renault Sport R.S. 01 aims to be the new benchmark for “sedan” promotional categories. It will now go through an intensive development programme until December. The World Series by Renault spectators will get a chance to see the Renault Sport R.S. 01 during the Paul Ricard and Jerez meetings ahead of its introduction in 2015.