Having wrapped up a successful test at Paul Ricard, Draco Multiracing USA heads for Spain to continue its preparations for a first season in the new World Series by Renault.
The Italian-based outfit, which won the final Euro 3000 title with new Jordan test driver Nicky Pastorelli last year, will join the other confirmed World Series entrants for a two-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya over 23-24 February and, in the absence of the definitive 2005 car, will continue to assess potential partners for German Markus Winkelhock at the wheel of a recently-acquired Formula Nissan Dallara.
Winkelhock, who showed well on his single-seater return at the weekend, will continue the work that he started in France, while Draco tries out two further potential team-mates in New Zealander Jonny Reid and San Marino's Christian Montanari. Reid ran against the team in Euro 3000 last season, improving throughout the year with John Village Automotive, while Montanari ended his campaign with a couple of outings in the Formula Renault V6 series which merges with FNissan for 2005.
“I was quite satisfied with the Paul Ricard test, but we still have to work hard, because we have only just started to work with this single-seater, whereas the other teams have used it for two years," commented Draco team owner Adriano Morini.
Draco ran F3000 refugee Olivier Tielemans alongside Winkelhock in France, but will not rejoin the team this week.