After a relatively good showing with AGR’s American Le Mans team, Montagny was given a road course test with the IndyCar team a couple of weeks ago.
Franck already had a go in the Indy car back in September, testing at the Kentucky Speedway, but this time he got to have a go at Sebring – which should be a more preferable circuit style to him.
He tested with Tony Kanaan, one of AGR’s current drivers, and Franck said the pair had fun and shared a friendly rivalry. He felt the day went well, although both he and the car needed some time to adapt to each other:
“This is not easy with just one day of testing, but I think I gave them some good direction to follow. It was a little bit difficult for me at the beginning, the car is made for ovals, with very little downforce, but we changed some things and it was better from midday.”
Franck said that AGR simply wanted his setup experience on road courses, and as yet he has no plans for next season.