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JANUARY 17, 2001

Jordan test new EJ11 car at Silverstone

AFTER the hype of their launch on Tuesday, Jordan ran their new EJ11 car for the first time at a cold Silverstone on Wednesday.

German driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen completed 27 laps in the EJ11 after being delayed early in the morning to allow frost to clear from the Northamptonshire track.

Frentzen focused on engine mapping with the new car and was pleased to finally get behind the wheel of the 2001 challenger.

"It was good to get the car back on track, making use of valuable development time," said Frentzen.

Jordan's test driver Ricardo Zonta worked alongside Frentzen as he put the team's EJ10-B test car through its paces. Zonta worked on the new engine management system that will be ready for Jordan after the Spanish Grand Prix in April.

Jordan will continue to test at Silverstone on Thursday and Friday with Jarno Trulli taking over from Frentzen on the last day.