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Epps Enjoys Strong Test Outing At Barber

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Michael Epps continued his preparations for the 2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship with a strong showing at the annual Chris Griffis Road to Indy test at Barber Motorsport Park recently.

The former Formula Renault BARC front-runner recently signed to Belardi Auto Racing for his second season racing in America next year.

Running his #44 machine, Epps finished an impressive second and fourth in the timesheets during the afternoon sessions on Monday and Tuesday at the Alabama circuit, having finished sixth and seventh in the respective wet morning sessions.

The Briton was then given the opportunity to test Belardi’s Indy Lights car for the final session, running only a second off the competitive pace in his first outing in the car.

“We didn’t do a huge amount for the wet weather as we were expecting it to dry a little quicker than it did, but there we go,” said Epps. “We had a sort of half-way setup on and was still competitive so I was pleased. There were a lot of red flags and we had to refuel near the end of the last session, which kind of halted our progress, but on the last lap I got down to a good enough time. I could’ve gone faster but we ran out of time.”

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