Menasheh Idafar made his second Formula 3 test outing at Pembrey Circuit yesterday, Monday, 29th September, where he rejoined Carlin Motorsport for another run in one of the team’s British F3 International Series National Class cars.
Following on from his Formula 3 test debut with Carlin at the South Wales venue exactly four weeks ago, the British-born Bahraini took the opportunity to run with the Hampshire based squad once more and completed around 120 laps at the wheel of a Mugen-Honda powered Dallara.
Enjoying a fully dry day of testing throughout, Menasheh re-adapted very well indeed to the demands of F3 – having most recently been racing a Formula Renault BARC car and testing a Formula Renault UK variant too – and he lapped with very encouraging pace.
British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star Matt Shawyer, who accompanied the 17-year-old to yesterday’s test run, commented: “It was a very good day, Menasheh was able to learn more about Formula 3 and ran competitively. There were no problems at all, he did a very good job.”
Now returning to his regular Hillspeed-run Formula Renault BARC car, Menasheh will take part in pre-event testing on Friday, 3rd October, ahead of the weekend’s 11th and 12th rounds of the 2008 Formula Renault BARC Championship on 4th/5th October.