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Latif Tests Signatech-Alpine at Motorland Aragon

Alessandro Latif tests Signatech-Alpine A450b at Motorland Aragon…

Photo: Paul Bismuth

Photo: Paul Bismuth

There’s been flurry of activity in recent days at Motorland Aragon, with testing of the new Renault R.S 01 as well as laps turned by Signatech-Alpine’s Alpine A450b. (En Français)

The European Le Mans Series championship-winning squad used the opportunity to run Oliver Webb and Paul-Loup Chatin, while Alessandro Latif made his debut at the wheel of the LMP2 car.

The 18-year-old Briton piloted Greaves Motorsport’s Zytek Z11SN Nissan in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, while also taking part in the Blancpain Sprint Series with Phoenix Racing.

Signatech is evaluating an expansion to a two-car operation for 2015, which would either be in the ELMS or move to the FIA WEC.

The Renault R.S 01, which will compete in a new single-make championship next year, was also present with a number of different drivers, including Alex Premat.

Premat, who is coming off his second Australian V8 Supercars season, could return next year but only for the endurance races due to his relocation back to France.

It’s understood the former Audi factory driver has started discussions to race in the FIA WEC, despite a clash between the Fuji round and the Bathurst 1000.

Several other well known endurance drivers also tested the Renault in Spain.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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