Di Grassi completes Barcelona tyre test for Pirelli

By on Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 5 (GMM) Lucas di Grassi kicked off life as Pirelli's new main test driver with a two-day test in Barcelona.

The Brazilian and former Virgin driver did over 1000km at the Spanish grand prix venue on Monday and Tuesday at the wheel of Toyota's newly-updated 2009 car.

Di Grassi, 26, told Globo Esporte he was happy with the outing.

"A reserve driver in formula one will not do 500 kilometres in a whole season and I did over a thousand in two days.

"I'm satisfied because we ran through the schedule and gathered important information," he said.

The Brazilian report said di Grassi's goal is to return to F1 in 2012.

"I'm well prepared physically and technically," he insisted.

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