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Rahal Not Worried About Jaguar's Testing Pace

Thursday February 15th, 2001

Jaguar Racing boss Bobby Rahal has admitted he is not worried about the team's lack of pace during the pre-season testing, but the American confessed he doesn't expect to be able to match the top teams.

Jaguar, and especially their star driver Eddie Irvine, have been off the pace during this week's testing at the Valencia circuit, where the Ulsterman set the slowest time for four consecutive days with the new Michelin-shod R2, which was the first 2001 challenger to be launched.

However, Rahal believes testing times are not significant and he admits he hopes to achieve more than he has promised for the upcoming season.

"I am certainly not expecting us to run with McLaren," Rahal told Autosport. "So if they are a little bit faster I am not too dismayed. I think people are making a bit more of all this than there is because of the lap times.

"I think you have to look at what the aims of our test programmes are. We are trying to be realistic to be honest, so we have had our plan and stuck with it.

"I guess I'm trying to under-promise and over-deliver. I am sure we are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but we are guarded about our objectives."

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