The Spanish driver took part in the two official FIA Formula 3 tests held less than a week apart at the Barcelona and Imola circuits.
Martí thus closes four very productive days in which he has been in the top 10 at all times, doing a great job with his Campos Racing team.
"Both Barcelona and Imola have been very positive tests, we have been very competitive from the first moment, occupying the top10, with good pace and with the potential to be at the front."
Formula 3 drivers are immersed in a break of more than a month between races. After the last test held in Australia between 31 March and 2 April, they do not return to the track for a race weekend until 19-21 May. However, the FIA marked two official tests on the calendar for this break, which were held less than a week apart at the Barcelona-Catalunya and Imola circuits in Italy. Moreover, once they start again, there will be no month without races until August, and these days have been the perfect opportunity to fine-tune their cars and face the season with guarantees.
Pepe Martí and Campos Racing have worked hard to make the most of every outing and strengthen their synergy, in a season that has started off very positively; the first win in Bahrain and the great comeback in Melbourne that surprised the motorsport world.
In the first test held in Barcelona, Pepe Martí was in the top ten at all times, finishing fifth. The young driver worked a lot on qualifying simulations, an important area during race weekends, especially on circuits where it is difficult to overtake. During these days, he was able to experience a big improvement.
The following week at Imola, he confirmed what was seen at his home track, being again one of the fastest drivers and finishing sixth overall after the two days of work. Both Pepe and Campos Racing are satisfied with these official tests and look forward to putting it into practice in the upcoming races.
"Both Barcelona and Imola were very positive tests, we were very competitive from the very first moment, we were in the top 10, with good pace and with the potential to be at the front. The Barcelona test was very productive from the first day, doing long runs and qualifying simulations. We worked a lot to adjust everything for the second day, which didn't start so well. I made a small mistake and instead of placing fifth or sixth, as we did, we could have been a lot higher, second or third. I came out of that test happy and in a few days we headed to Imola, where we also had a good pace from the start. The first day I felt much more comfortable with the circuit than last year. I liked it a lot more and I was able to make good use of the track and the car to do a good job. Very happy overall, in the qualifying simulations we were competitive, being at the front all the time and that is very important for the next races. The car worked well and in long runs as well, so now we are looking forward to another weekend of racing".
The third round of the FIA Formula 3 championship will be held in Imola on 19-21 May, during the Emilia-Romagna Formula 1 Grand Prix, which will kick off an intense triple-header of Grand Prix races in a row, including Monaco and Barcelona.