Praga F4’s Carles Martinez ended Spanish Formula 4’s pre-season test at Valencia Ricardo Tormo as the fastest driver.
The Spanish karting champion and sophomore F4 racer set the pace on day three by just 0.02 seconds from Global Racing Service’s Lorenzo Fluxa, with just another 0.01s to third placed Drivex School driver Valdemar Eriksen.
All of the drivers set their personal best laps in the morning session, with MP Motorsport’s quartet of drivers absent.
Javier Sagrera, driving for GT World Challenge Europe race-winner Miguel Molina’s Mol Racing team, was fourth fastest and the last driver to lap in the 1m33s.
Martinez’s team-mate Quique Bordas matched his lap count and ended his first series test in sixth place. The karting graduate earned his drive in a shootout test at the circuit, which is where the Praga F4 team is based.
The Spanish F4 season is due to begin at Navarra in July. In addition to the drivers at the Valencia test, drivers expected to be on the grid include Eloy Sebastian at GRS and Marc Lopez at NM Racing. G4 Racing is yet to sign a driver.
Also on track at Valencia was Euroformula’s new halo-shod Dallara 320 car, being driven by Matthias Luethen. The German was being run by Drivex, but has also tested recently with Motopark.
|1||Carles Martinez||Praga F4||1m33.681s||79|
|2||Lorenzo Fluxa||Global Racing Service||1m33.701s||+0.020s||66|
|3||Valdemar Eriksen||Drivex School||1m33.711s||+0.030s||66|
|4||Javier Sagrera||Mol Racing||1m33.833s||+0.152s||68|
|5||Augustin Collinot||Drivex School||1m34.326s||+0.645s||69|
|6||Quique Bordas||Praga F4||1m34.408s||+0.727s||79|
|7||Guilherme de Oliveira||Drivex School||1m34.450s||+0.769s||62|
|8||Paul-Adrien Pallot||Drivex School||1m34.622s||+0.941s||70|
|9||Alex Garcia||Global Racing Service||1m34.973s||+1.292s||69|