BAR Honda Jerez test results

With eleven of the nineteen races already completed this season, B*A*R Honda are still hard at work evaluating new developments designed to further improve the B*A*R Honda 007 car. This week, the team were at the Circuito de Jerez in Southern Spain for an intensive three-day test with all four regular drivers participating. With a long break in testing ahead, the main focus of activity has been the evaluation of the latest aerodynamic upgrades and chassis developments for the forthcoming races, tire programs for Michelin and the running of the latest specification engines from Honda.

As the last test before the summer break, the whole team has been working extremely hard to make the most of the available track time and maximize the development of the car. With positive results achieved from the comprehensive program, B*A*R Honda now looks forward to next weekend and an improved performance in Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix.

Jenson and Anthony began the test on Wednesday. Jenson, working solely on various aerodynamic evaluations, completed 78 laps, setting the second fastest time of the day. Anthony tested new suspension components, completing 62 laps. The afternoon session proved frustrating for both drivers with a total of six circuit red lights causing lengthy interruptions.

Jenson continued his aerodynamic evaluations on Thursday, having a very productive day as he completed his planned program. Takuma joined the test, running alternately in chassis 007-03 and 069-08. He ran through a bodywork cooling evaluation, followed by a set-up program and a tire evaluation for the German Grand Prix. Takuma completed a total of 89 laps, setting the second fastest time of the day.

Takuma continued his tire program on Friday completing a total of 118 laps. Unfortunately he suffered an engine failure mid-morning, stopping him out on the circuit after 32 laps. Anthony continued the evaluation of the new aerodynamic developments in the various configurations which Jenson ran through yesterday. He also did some chassis set-up work, completing 120 laps. Enrique completed 59 laps in chassis 069-08, a development car for 2006 systems, running on the track alternately with the other two cars. BAR Honda

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