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Cameron Das ends Euroformula pre-season testing on top at Barcelona

by Ida Wood

Photo: Fotospeedy

Euroformula veteran Cameron Das finished the series’ pre-season Barcelona test as the fastest driver for Motopark.

The first Tuesday session was interrupted by a red flag when CryptoTower Racing Team driver Filip Kaminiarz’s car unexplainably came to a halt on track, and it was Drivex School’s unnamed driver (believed to be a Formula 4 racer) in its #34 car that was at the top of the times before that.

Action resumed with five minutes to go, with Motopark’s Jak Crawford quick to demote the driver of the #34 before they responded to reclaim first place. With just over a minute to go, Das put Motopark back on top with a brilliant 1m34.743 lap that would keep him there with ease despite others’ improvements – and then on top for the rest of the day.

CryptoTower’s Louis Foster went second fastest, over half a second slower the Das, and Van Amersfoort Racing’s Rafael Villagomez and Crawford were a very close third and fourth.

Villagomez caused a red flag in the second morning session, and this time it was Das who was fastest before cars were called back to the pits. He didn’t improve once the session restarted, but still ended it in second place and just 0.043s behind Villagomez’s team-mate Casper Stevenson.

The driver of car #34 was third fastest – a tiny 0.020s further behind – and along with his test team-mate, Kaminarz and Stevenson was one of four drivers to improve on their early morning pace.

Rain hit the track in the afternoon and laptimes started off almost 20s slower than the previous sessions. Drivers were quick to adapt though and Foster brought the pace down to a 1m37.180s with his final lap, 0.168s up on Villagomez.

The VAR driver was the source of a red flag again though in the final session, just a minute after topping the times, and the restart was short-lived as Kaminiarz also brought things to a halt for a second time with a spin.

In the brief time cars were back on track between red flags, Crawford shot to the top with a 1m35.179s lap that put him almost a second clear of Double R Racing’s Joshua Mason and Villagomez and put him second fastest for the day.

Crawford improved by another tenth of a second to end the day 0.273s off Das, who is yet to announce his 2021 racing plans, and CryptoTower’s Nazim Azman went up to second place in the final seconds but only ninth overall over Tuesday’s four sessions.

Test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Cameron Das Motopark 1m34.754s 63
2 Jak Crawford Motopark 1m35.027s +0.273s 69
3 Louis Foster CryptoTower 1m35.338s +0.584s 70
4 Rafael Villagomez Van Amersfoort Racing 1m35.346s +0.592s 67
5 Casper Stevenson Van Amersfoort Racing 1m35.472s +0.718s 77
6 Joshua Mason Double R Racing 1m35.520s +0.766s 84
7 #34 Drivex School 1m35.535s +0.781s 81
8 Zdenek Chovanec Double R Racing 1m35.720s +0.966s 78
9 Nazim Azman CryptoTower 1m35.787s +1.033s 75
10 Vivien Keszthelyi Motopark 1m36.158s +1.404s 66
11 Enzo Scionti Drivex School 1m36.332s +1.578s 83
12 Filip Kaminiarz CryptoTower 1m36.830s +2.076s 62