G4 Racing’s Michael Belov maintained his strong pace in the second Formula Regional European Championship pre-event test session at Spa-Francorchamps.
Laptimes were significantly slower than in the cooler morning session, with Belov’s quickest lap of 2m15.777s being 1.259 seconds off his morning best.
In a repeat of the first session, Gregoire Saucy (ART Grand Prix) and Hadrien David (R-ace GP) set the second and third fastest times. Saucy’s fastest lap was just 0.042s slower than Belov’s.
David’s R-ace team-mates Zane Maloney and Isack Hadjar were fourth and fifth. Behind them came all three of Prema’s cars, headed this time by rookie Dino Beganovic ahead of Paul Aron and David Vidales.
Aron sat at the top of the times after the initial runs but dropped down the order as others improved their laptimes.
Morning frontrunner Franco Colapinto had a frustrating session and engine problems meant he could only manage five laps and ended up in 22nd place.
Monolite Racing, one of three teams yet to score a point in 2021, enjoyed a more promising session. The inexperienced pairing of Pietro Delli Guanti and Dexter Patterson were 10th and 12th fastest respectively.
Having had a total of 26 laps disallowed in the earlier session for exceeding track limits, the drivers did seem to be more circumspect. Nevertheless, several laps were deleted, with Jasin Ferati and Mari Boya being multiple offenders.
|1||Michael Belov||G4 Racing||2m15.777s||17|
|2||Gregoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||2m15.820s||+0.043s||18|
|3||Hadrien David||R-ace GP||2m16.034s||+0.257s||17|
|4||Zane Maloney||R-ace GP||2m16.165s||+0.388s||17|
|5||Isack Hadjar||R-ace GP||2m16.180s||+0.403s||17|
|9||Patrik Pasma||ART Grand Prix||2m16.349s||+0.572s||18|
|10||Pietro Delli Guanti||Monolite Racing||2m16.577s||+0.800s||15|
|12||Dexter Patterson||Monolite Racing||2m16.621s||+0.844s||15|
|15||Ido Cohen||JD Motorsport||2m16.889s||+1.112s||17|
|16||Gabriele Mini||ART Grand Prix||2m16.894s||+1.117s||18|
|17||Oliver Goethe||MP Motorsport||2m16.914s||+1.137s||17|
|18||Lorenzo Fluxa||Van Amersfoort Racing||2m17.034s||+1.257s||17|
|19||Kas Haverkort||MP Motorsport||2m17.039s||+1.262s||16|
|20||Elias Seppanen||KIC Motorsport||2m17.097s||+1.320s||16|
|21||Gabriel Bortoleto||FA Racing by MP||2m17.142s||+1.365s||17|
|22||Franco Colapinto||MP Motorsport||2m17.164s||+1.387s||5|
|23||Andrea Rosso||FA Racing by MP||2m17.269s||+1.492s||16|
|24||Eduardo Barrichello||JD Motorsport||2m17.279s||+1.502s||17|
|25||Jasin Ferati||KIC Motorsport||2m17.525s||+1.748s||16|
|26||Tommy Smith||JD Motorsport||2m17.630s||+1.853s||15|
|27||Emidio Pesce||DR Formula||2m17.843s||+2.066s||15|
|28||Francesco Pizzi||Van Amersfoort Racing||2m17.844s||+2.067s||10|
|29||Alexandre Bardinon||FA Racing by MP||2m17.885s||+2.108s||16|
|30||Nico Gohler||KIC Motorsport||2m17.966s||+2.189s||17|
|31||Mari Boya||Van Amersfoort Racing||2m17.980s||+2.203s||16|
|32||Axel Gnos||G4 Racing||2m18.219s||+2.442s||17|
|33||Lena Buhler||R-ace GP||2m18.441s||+2.664s||15|