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Barnicoat edges Sasahara in afternoon session of first day at Jerez

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: World Series by Renault

Photo: World Series by Renault

Reigning Formula Renault NEC champion Ben Barnicoat topped the timesheets in the afternoon session of day one of Eurocup’s pre-season test at Jerez.

Barnicoat was just 0.004s clear of Ukyo Sasahara, who had also finished runner-up in the morning run.

Both of them cleared Darius Oskoui in the final minutes of the session as the Swiss driver held on to third.

Anthoine Hubert of Tech 1 Racing took fourth, having broken the lap record earlier this morning.

AVF’s Harrison Scott was half a second behind the leader in fifth, ahead of JD’s Mathias Kristensen and ARTA’s Amaury Richard.

Simon Gachet, Anton De Pasquale and Lasse Sorensen completed the top ten.

Session results
Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Ben Barnicoat Fortec Motorsports 1:40.480 32
2 Ukyo Sasahara ART Junior Team 1:40.484 0.004 24
3 Darius Oskoui ART Junior Team 1:40.694 0.214 24
4 Anthoine Hubert Tech 1 Racing 1:40.736 0.256 29
5 Harrison Scott AVF 1:41.038 0.558 27
6 Mathias Kristensen JD Motorsport 1:41.190 0.71 23
7 Amaury Richard ARTA Engineering 1:41.257 0.777 32
8 Simon Gachet Tech 1 Racing 1:41.294 0.814 32
9 Anton De Pasquale Koiranen GP 1:41.659 1.179 33
10 Lasse Sorensen Manor MP Motorsport 1:41.919 1.439 23
11 Bruno Baptista Koiranen GP 1:42.556 2.076 41
12 Hugo de Sadeleer Tech 1 Racing 1:42.569 2.089 26
13 Martin Kodric Fortec Motorsports 1:42.601 2.121 22