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Barnicoat keeps lead, sets new track record at Jerez

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: World Series by Renault

Photo: World Series by Renault

Fortec Motorsport’s Ben Barnicoat ended the penultimate session of Eurocup pre-season testing at the new track record holder for FR2.0 machinery at Jerez.

Barnicoat cleared Anthoine Hubert‘s milestone within just thirty minutes of running and then became the only driver to dip into the 1:38s.

With Thursday runner-up Ukyo Sasahara sitting the day out, teammate Darius Oskoui picked up the slack to take second, three and a half tenths behind the leader.

Hubert, meanwhile, placed third?as one of the six drivers to beat his track record from yesterday.

Martin Kodric took fourth ahead of Simon Gachet and Manor MP’s sole representative Lasse Sorensen.

Anton De Pasquale was seventh, with Mathias Kristensen and Amaury Richard just two tenths apart behind him and Hugo de Sadeleer completing the top ten.

The Eurocup pre-season will conclude with this afternoon’s session.

Session results
Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Ben Barnicoat Fortec Motorsports 1:38.854 23
2 Darius Oskoui ART Junior Team 1:39.222 0.368 33
3 Anthoine Hubert Tech 1 Racing 1:39.338 0.484 27
4 Martin Kodric Fortec Motorsports 1:39.400 0.546 26
5 Simon Gachet Tech 1 Racing 1:39.469 0.615 23
6 Lasse Sorensen Manor MP Motorsport 1:39.512 0.658 31
7 Anton De Pasquale Koiranen GP 1:39.821 0.967 10
8 Mathias Kristensen JD Motorsport 1:39.914 1.060 26
9 Amaury Richard ARTA Engineering 1:39.934 1.080 24
10 Hugo de Sadeleer Tech 1 Racing 1:40.362 1.508 23
11 Bruno Baptista Koiranen GP 1:40.664 1.810 26
12 Harrison Scott AVF 1:40.769 1.915 28