New team ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport kicked off their first World Touring Car Championship campaign on Wednesday at the Circuito de Navarra in Los Arcos, Spain.
The outfit tested in pouring rain with the first of the three SEAT León cars they will run in the 2013 championship.
Team principal René Münnich took the wheel of the Spanish car for the second time after he took part in the WTCC races at Suzuka last year.
“It was interesting, as the intensity of the rain changed during the day and this gave us the opportunity to try different set-up solutions for the wet," he said.
"However, it was tough to handle the power and grip. We really hope to have better weather on Thursday.”
Meanwhile 2012 FIA GT1 champion Marc Basseng was given his first taste of a WTCC car ahead of his season with the German team.
“I was very cautious in the first laps, because I wanted to get used on how to work with the throttle," he said.
"But as the test went on, I felt more and more comfortable. The car is edgy, but reacts very well to set-up changes. I can’t wait to see how it behaves in the dry.”
The test continues on Thursday.