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Bearman leads top 27 covered by less than a second in Misano F4 test

by Ida Wood

Photo: ACI Sport

Van Amersfoort Racing’s Ollie Bearman ended the first in-season Italian Formula 4 test at Misano at the top of the times.

As on the first day of the test, the 35 entrants were split into two groups for Thursday’s runnings and each group had four sessions on track.

It was Group B than ran first, and it was Bearman who laid down a strong early marker with a 1m34.519s lap. While the groups had been set on Wednesday, there was some crossover of drivers for Thursday and Hamda Al Qubaisi (Prema) and Levente Revesz (AKM Motorsport) were out in both groups.

For Al Qubaisi that didn’t work out as she ended the first Group A session in the gravel, while Iron Lynx’s Leonardo Fornaroli set a 1m34.773s pace.

Bearman was fastest again when Group B returned to track, but didn’t match his lap from earlier in the day, and he headed team-mate Nikita Bedrin at the top of the times.

Mucke Motorsport’s was the only driver lapping the 1m34s in Group A, while BVM Racing’s Francesco Simonazzi didn’t set any laps at all.

The laptimes got slower as the afternoon begun, although Jenzer Motorsport’s Piotr Wisnicki did break into the 1m34s when Group B first went out on track. Group A didn’t, with Prema’s Kirill Smal topping that group ahead of Al Qubaisi.

That trend was reversed in the final sessions, with most of the drivers setting their personal bests and Bearman setting a new fastest lap of the test.

He probably could have gone even faster than his 1m34.409s benchmark had he run later in Group A, with the grippier track leading to Smal, Fornaroli, Sebastian Montoya (Prema) and Duerksen improving to second, fourth, fifth and sixth places overall.

Test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Ollie Bearman Van Amersfoort Racing 1m34.409s 86
2 Kirill Smal Prema 1m34.560s +0.151s 78
3 Bence Valint Van Amersfoort Racing 1m34.605s +0.196s 88
4 Leonardo Fornaroli Iron Lynx 1m34.634s +0.225s 84
5 Sebastian Montoya Prema 1m34.693s +0.284s 80
6 Francesco Braschi Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.695s +0.286s 88
7 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport 1m34.802s +0.393s 80
8 Hamda Al Qubaisi Prema 1m34.846s +0.437s 92
9 Nikita Bedrin Van Amersfoort Racing 1m34.880s +0.471s 62
10 Cenyu Han Van Amersfoort Racing 1m34.882s +0.473s 85
11 Joshua Dufek Van Amersfoort Racing 1m34.920s +0.511s 80
12 Piotr Wisnicki Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.923s +0.514s 72
13 Francesco Simonazzi BVM Racing 1m34.936s +0.527s 26
14 Santiago Ramos Jenzer Motorsport 1m35.007s +0.598s 85
15 Charlie Wurz Prema 1m35.011s +0.602s 73
16 Leonardo Bizzotto BVM Racing 1m35.084s +0.675s 81
17 Maya Weug Iron Lynx 1m35.090s +0.681s 90
18 Eron Rexhepi 1m35.094s +0.685s 81
19 Victor Bernier R-ace GP 1m35.107s +0.693s 83
20 Kacper Sztuka AS Motorsport 1m35.119s +0.710s 100
21 Marcus Amand R-ace GP 1m35.240s +0.831s 79
22 Maceo Capietto Prema 1m35.276s +0.867s 81
23 Jorge Garciarce Jenzer Motorsport 1m35.280s +0.871s 95
24 Sami Meguetounif R-ace GP 1m35.305s +0.896s 82
25 Christian Ho AKM Motorsport 1m35.332s +0.923s 98
26 Nicolas Baptiste Cram Motorsport 1m35.358s +0.949s 100
27 Jonas Ried Mucke Motorsport 1m35.405s +0.996s 84
28 Samir Ben Jenzer Motorsport 1m35.425s +1.016s 82
29 Erick Zuniga Mucke Motorsport 1m35.430s +1.021s 81
30 Lorenzo Patrese AKM Motorsport 1m35.440s +1.031s 78
31 Pietro Armanni 1m35.613s +1.204s 86
32 Levente Revesz AKM Motorsport 1m35.661s +1.252s 101
33 Pedro Perino DR Formula 1m35.786s +1.377s 91
34 Vittorio Catino Cram Motorsport 1m36.029s +1.620s 98
35 Kinga Wojcik AS Motorsport 1m39.260s +4.851s 73