Ryan encouraged by Haryanto progress

By on Saturday, March 5, 2016
Manor Racing

Manor Racing

Manor's Racing Director Dave Ryan says he is encouraged by the progress made by rookie Rio Haryanto across the course of pre-season testing in Spain.

Haryanto has stepped up to Formula 1 after spending four years in the GP2 Series, but suffered off-track excursions across the first week of testing, which partially impacted his programme.

Haryanto completed two largely error-free days during the second test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and Ryan is upbeat over the Indonesian's trajectory.

"We ran through a bit of everything to close out Rio’s preparation, evaluating the car in qualifying and race trim as well as practice starts, a grid simulation and pit stops," Ryan explained.

"Together we’ve brought the car on another step and Rio is now in a pretty good place heading into his debut season.

"Next week will be pretty busy again, as we evaluate everything we’ve learned from the car, then pack up the chassis and kit for Melbourne."

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