Renault's Jarno Trulli today [Wednesday] completed his second, and final, day of running with the R24 this week - the team's new 2004 car.

He completed a further 320 km, including a number of long runs, although he also experienced a technical problem which stopped the car out on the circuit.

Running today concentrated on accumulating mileage and working on basic set-ups. The Italian completed 69 laps, his best a 1 minute 17.785 seconds.

Fernando Alonso meanwhile completed his testing in the old R23, continuing the electronics development programme for the R24. However, his work was hampered by an engine failure late in the morning. Despite this the Hungarian GP winner was third quickest overall on a 1m 15.718s, after notching up 101 laps.

Pat Symonds, executive director of engineering at Renault, commented: "It was another encouraging day for the team. Jarno's running was interrupted with a technical problem, but we nevertheless clocked up a further 320km, including some longer runs. The indications remain very good, and the car is running well with a high fuel load, displaying good consistency."

Tomorrow [Thursday], Alonso will run in the R24 for the first time, while third driver Franck Montagny will take over work on the R23.

 

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