Jordan ‘Loved’ his GP2 Test

Posted on February 22, 2016

 

AsiaCup 2015 overall winner Jordan Love earned himself a GP2 short test at Sepang circuit Malaysia on 15 December. The 16-year-old Australian driver won 14 out of 15 AsiaCup races and claimed the GP2 test prize. The GP2 short test consisted of five laps in the Meritus GP2 650bhp race car with Engineer Sean Thompson and driving coaching by James Winslow.

Prior to his GP2 laps around the track Jordan was cautioned about the sheer power of the car, compared to anything he had driven before and he was advised he would have to brake at least 50metres earlier.

Love described his test as ‘mind-blowing’ and his performance impressed the team especially as he managed not to stall the car. Coach James Winslow commented: “Jordan has done a fantastic job and is lapping only a few seconds off the pace. It is a very different feel for him as the clutch is on the steering wheel, not to mention the huge amount of power.”

A thrilled Jordan noted that five laps in the GP2 car felt the same as a full AsiaCup race. “It’s a completely different world, crazy, way faster than anything I have ever driven. It was a great experience, I am so happy and thankful for the opportunity to drive such a beast.”

Jordan will now start a comprehensive fitness programme in preparation for the coming season, as well as GP2 simulator test programme with PROSIM in the UK. In December he will receive a 40-lap full GP2 test on the Sepang F1 circuit with Meritus.GP.

Meritus.GP is the exclusive race engineering services supplier to the AsiaCup championship and has won 36 FIA championship titles in Asia over the last 20 years including the GP2 Asia vice championship in 2010.

Asian Autosport Action (AAA) Group is the owner of the championship-winning Merius.GP team, the successful AsiaCup driver development championship and is the licenced Promoter of the new FIA F4 South East Asia championship.

Issued by Triple A Media Team