Newcomer team ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport kicked off their first WTCC campaign yesterday at the Circuito de Navarra, located in Los Arcos, Spain.
The German outfit tested under a pouring rain with the first of the three SEAT León cars they will run in the 2013 World Championship.
Team principal René Münnich sat in the Spanish car for the second time, after he took part last year in the WTCC event at Suzuka. “It was interesting, as the intensity of the rain changed during the day and this gave us the opportunity to try different set up solutions for the wet. However, it was tough to handle the power and grip. We really hope to have a better weather on Thursday.”
2012 FIA GT1 champion Marc Basseng had his first taste of a WTCC car. “I was very cautious in the first laps, because I wanted to get used on how to work with the throttle. But as far as the test went on, I felt more and more comfortable. The car is edgy, but reacts very well to set up changes. I can’t wait to see how it behaves in the dry.”
The test continues today.