Missing parts blight Super Aguri test

Thu, 17 January 2008, 10:38

Super Aguri endured a miserable opening week to its 2008 campaign by completing just 10 uncompetitive laps at the Jerez group test.

The small Japanese team’s test driver James Rossiter had to abandoned his programme on Monday when the rear of his car overheated and caught fire.

British race driver Anthony Davidson was expected to subsequently take over, but he failed to exit the garage at all on Tuesday or Wednesday as Super Aguri attempted to fly out new parts from its Leafield (UK) base.

The British news agency Reuters reports that the plane containing the new parts was diverted to Malaga.

The parts therefore began the two hour journey by road to Circuito de Jerez, but a motorway closure meant that the three day test had ended by the team they arrived.

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