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Aug 15, 2007

Team Serpent enjoyed another good day at the 2007 EFRA 1:10 200mm European Championships in Madrid on Wednesday with team leader Michael Salven again happy with the overall performance of the 720.

While opting not to run a transponder, Salven says his car feels very good and allows him to run consistly fast lap times.

Oscar Cabezas, fastest in the unofficial timing from Tuesday, was also happy with Day 3 of the Championship despite suffering some traction roll in the morning session. The young Spaniard had made some changes to his set-up to cure this for the cooler track conditions when grip levels are at their highest.

Mark Green tried a number of set-ups throughout the day in his quest to find a good balance that suited the track conditions at different stages of the day as the hot weather changes the grip levels quite dramatically from the morning to the afternoon and in the evening.

Julius Kolff, the man responsible for test driving the 720 during its development, had his first full day of practice having only arrived Tuesday afternoon and was pleased with his car. Working closely with Salven he was able to test a number of different things on the car.

With Wednesday\'s practice completed Team Serpent hosted its now famous Tech Talk which attracted a huge gathering of Serpent drivers. Along with providing competitors and their support crew with some much needed refreshments, after yet another very hot day in Madrid, Green, Kolff & Salven were able to discuss and share set-ups with the drivers.

Thursday sees the first day of official timing with two timed practice runs scheduled for the afternoon which will be followed by the opening ceremony for the 2007 Euros at 20:30.