Friday, December 02, 2005

Two Ndinjas completed his second day of testing today at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. He took part in the open GP2 test session with the ART GP Team. In 2005 the ART team won the inagural GP2 Championship with Nico Rosberg, who is confirmed to team with Mark Webber at Williams F1 in 2006. The teams second driver Alexandre Premat scored 4th in points giving the team championshipt to ART.

Ndinjas tested alongside ChampCar driver Timo Glock in the teams other car on Thursday. Glock was consistently fast all day and secured the second fastest time of 1:16.069 just 2 1/2 tenths behind Nelson Piquet Jr.. Two Ndinjas was seventh fastest of the 23 cars participating in the test about 3 1/2 tenths off Glock's pace. Today Lewis Hamilton took over Glocks seat and posted the fastest time of the day at a wet Paul Ricard with a 1:28.173. Two Ndinjas was 15 fastest about 3 1/2 seconds off the pace, most likely due to changing track conditions. Neither Glock nor Ndinjas will have the oppurtunity to drive the ART GP2 car next year as Alexandre Premat will return to his seat and the team has already signed Lewis Hamilton to join him. Nelson Piquet Jr. was also rumored to be joining the team but he has elected to stick with his father's squad, Piquet Sports.

Timo Glock has said that he is looking for a ride with a top tier Champ Car team at the moment and wishes to stay in North America. Possible seats include a third car for Forsythe, or with PKV. Of course, all teams barring Coyne would be an improvement over Rocketsports.

Paul