First tests for Renault R.S. 01

Since Wednesday, Renault Sport Technologies and all of its technical partners have conducted the initial test of the Renault Sport R.S. 01 at the Valencia circuit. The future star of the Renault Sport Trophy and World Series by Renault proved to be fast and reliable right off the truck.

In conjunction with its official presentation at the Moscow International Automobile Show, an important phase took place last weekend at the Autodromo di Franciacorta (Italy) with a 50km shakedown for the Renault Sport R.S. 01.

The first test was run on the Valencia circuit on Wednesday. This race car was entrusted to former Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Eurocup Mégane Trophy champion, Albert Costa, as well as Blancpain Endurance Series driver, the Spaniard Andy Soucek.

The Renault Sport R.S. 01 put in more than 400 trouble-free kms over the first two days of testing.

Designed to compete in the World Series by Renault, the Renault Sport R.S. 01 aims to be the new benchmark for “sedan” promotional categories. It will now go through an intensive development programme until December.

The Renault Sport R.S. 01 is a well-born car“, detailed Andy Soucek. “Once the learning period was done, we made major improvements in all areas. It is a very competitive car. Its potential is stunning. We quickly felt its enormous downforce and balance, made possible thanks to the combination of the aerodynamics, weight and tyres. The work that can be done to make it even better is promising. Renault Sport and its partners are on track to achieve what they wanted: a car between a DTM and a GT3, whose performance makes it accessible to drivers of all levels.