With the 2017 European Le Mans Series fast approaching, Algarve Pro Racing are looking forward to the pre-season test that takes place at Monza, Italy 28 – 29 March, 2017.
The team recently announced its race line up for the coming season consisting of Matthew McMurry, Andrea Pizzitola and Andrea Roda in the team’s Ligier JS P217. For this coming test Roda will be joined by Aidan Read.
The two-day test is a crucial shake-down ahead of both the European Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans and for Read, it’s the perfect chance to get acquainted with the #25 Ligier Gibson.
“We’ve only known Aidan for a very short period of time,” stated Team Manager Samantha Cox. “He joined us in Malaysia and as part of the team, helped us secure victory and with it the Asian Le Mans Series title so we’re naturally delighted to have him back with us alongside Andrea Roda for this important Monza test.”
“Andrea is of course more of a known quantity to us, so we know what he can do and it will be useful for us to compare his performance with Aidan. They raced together in the Asian Le Mans Series finale, so they know each other well and it should be a good solid test for us ahead of the first round of the championship.”
The Monza test takes place over two days with night and day sessions scheduled ahead of the first round of the championship at Silverstone on 15 April.