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Kubica pleased with day 3 in Jerez

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Robert Kubica took over testing duties for Renault on Day 3 of testing in Jerez, completing 100 laps in the R30.

Bright and sunny conditions at the track meant that Renault could complete their planned programme of set-up and procedural work, once the track had dried from the overnight rain.

Kubica was pleased with the amount the team managed to get done. “In the morning it was damp so we just did an installation lap to check everything was working and waited for the track to dry. The conditions were quite windy, which has a big influence on the car, but we were able to test quite a lot of things so I'm pretty pleased with the day.”

Alain Permane, Renault Chief Engineer, echoed Kubica's sentiments, adding that the day's testing had been useful. “Finally the weather improved and we managed to complete a productive day of work. Early on the track was still damp, but it dried out quite quickly and we got some useful set-up work done with Robert, which has taken us in a good direction. We also spent some time doing procedural work and practice starts with a heavy car. Robert also ran a couple of different dry tyre compounds to compare them, which was useful.”

Kubica will be in the car again tomorrow for the final day of the Jerez test.

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