Premat completes first S5000 drive

Alexandre Premat

Alexandre Premat has described the S5000 as ‘awesome’ after completing a test at Winton this afternoon.

The 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winner cut laps at the regional Victorian circuit where Garry Rogers Motorsport had three cars on-track for a two-hour session.

“It’s fantastic. The car is awesome,” said Premat, who landed in the country this morning ahead of his cameo in S5000 at next weekend’s Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

“A lot of sliding, not a lot of downforce for an open wheeler and the power of the car is pretty fun.

“I’m really looking forward to the Melbourne Grand Prix next weekend.”

Luis Leeds also got seat time ahead of his own debut in S5000 at Albert Park, where the V8-powered open-wheeler category is first on-track for practice and qualifying on Thursday, March 12.

Entry list: Round 1, Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit

Num Driver Team/Sponsor
16 Jack Aitken Team BRM
23 Tim Macrow Tim Macrow Racing
27 Barton Mawer Milldun Motorsport
31 James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport
33 James Davison Team BRM
34 Alexandre Premat Garry Rogers Motorsport
38 Giancarlo Fisichella GRM/Borland
39 Antonio Astuti Tim Macrow Racing
49 Thomas Randle Team BRM
88 Jordan Michels Australian Racing Enterprise
89 Braydan Willmington Braydan Willmington
92 Ricky Capo Modena Engineering
93 Zane Goddard Team BRM
99 Luis Leeds Garry Rogers Motorsport
111 Rubens Barrichello Team BRM

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