Conor Daly will take part in the first two days of official GP3 testing, Feb. 21-22 in Estoril, Portugal at the wheel of one of the new-generation cars entered by the ART Grand Prix team. GP3 cars have been heavily upgraded for the coming season with the 280hp four-cylinder turbo engine being replaced by a 400hp V6 normally aspirated unit. With significant aerodynamic upgrades the new cars are expected to be up to four seconds per lap faster.
"The new car should be a handful with all that power," said Daly. "Although we have not put our full program together yet, I did not want to miss any of the new car testing with my friends at ART Grand Prix (formerly Lotus GP)."
Daly has had a busy winter contesting the Indian based MRF Challenge Championship, which he won after winning the final round in Chennai on Feb. 10.
"My winter has been a bit hectic and my travel schedule to India a little crazy but I can't wait to get back to European testing," said Daly. "India was a really unusual experience for me but the testing and race mileage I got was well worth the effort. Now its back to what we might call normal."