The latest outing in Menasheh Idafar's winter testing program meant a new challenge for the 19-year-old with a visit to Donington Park.
Idafar had previously raced at the East Midlands track in Formula Renault, but as the track suffered in the wake of the flawed bid to host the British Grand Prix he didn't race on the track this year with the British Formula Three Championship. However on November 23 – and despite wet conditions in the morning – Idafar sampled the newly revamped and re-opened track in his International Class Dallara-VW.
Despite the conditions – which resulted in a brief off at Coppice – Idafar and the T-Sport squad worked through test testing program, logging more miles before the driver steps up to the premier class in the championship next year.
“It was good to run at Donington today and experience the track in the A Class car,” said Idafar, who won the second tier National Class on the final weekend this year. “I like the layout of the chicane since the track was changed, it flows well and you can carry a lot of speed down towards the first corner.”
“Our plan is to get as much mileage as possible before the weather gets too bad and to obviously keep learning about the car before next season – it's going to be a really big step-up. So far things have gone well, the T-Sport guys are doing a fantastic job.”