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First test with M Racing for Panciatici and Bihel
01
February
2019

First test with M Racing for Panciatici and Bihel

Only a few days after announcing the participation in the 2019 TCR Europe Series, the M Racing team began its preparation with a test at Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya.
This was also the occasion for the two drivers, Nelson Panciatici and Natan Bihel, for sitting behind the wheel of the Hyundai i30 N cars they will drive during the season and getting to know them.

"It was a good first approach with the car and also the opportunity for making contact with the M Racing crew. Everything went well; obviously it is completely different compared to sportscars, but I was quite surprised to feel soon at ease in this car and I appreciated its level of performance. Now we need to amass kilometres and try to find the final tenths. But all in all it was a nice discovery, promising for the future,” said Panciatici (in the picture).

And Bihel echoed: "It was my very first time in a TCR car, then it was a complete discovery for myself. But eventually I was able to get my bearings quicker than expected. Now we have to continue testing and improve the performance, but it was a good first experience, very interesting. A full change compared to my two previous seasons in LMP3. Different feelings, because driving a front-wheel drive is peculiar and we can jump over the kerbs, something you don’t do in endurance. I’m eager to continue discovering the car in the next tests."


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