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Cem Bolukbasi straight to the top in dry-wet first Euroformula practice

by Ida Wood

Photo: Ida Wood

Cem Bolukbasi started his debut Euroformula weekend at the Hungaroring with a session-topping performance in free practice one.

The Turk missed the first half of the 40-minute session, at which point the track was dry, but emerged late on once the wind had picked up and rain was starting to fall.

Like the rest of the field, he headed out on slick tyres despite the changing weather conditions and on his second flying lap he went fastest of anyone.

That shuffled Van Amersfoort Racing team-mate Rafael Villagomez off top spot, with the Mexican usurped Motopark duo Jak Crawford and Cameron Das just before the rain started to come down slightly heavier.

Crawford ended the session in third, half a second off Bolukbasi’s pace, with Double R Racing’s Joshua Mason and Das completing the top five.

Casper Stevenson put the third of VAR’s cars in sixth place, and Drivex School’s debutant Joshua Duerksen was seventh fastest but was running in the top two during the time when the track was totally dry. He is replacing Enzo Trulli this weekend.

Free practice results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Cem Bolukbasi Van Amersfoort Racing 1m35.326s 6
2 Rafael Villagomez Van Amersfoort Racing 1m35.559s +0.233s 16
3 Jak Crawford Motopark 1m35.913s +0.587s 16
4 Joshua Mason Double R Racing 1m36.115s +0.789s 19
5 Cameron Das Motopark 1m36.183s +0.857s 14
6 Casper Stevenson Van Amersfoort Racing 1m36.389s +1.063s 19
7 Joshua Duerksen Drivex School 1m36.403s +1.077s 16
8 Louis Foster CryptoTower 1m36.458s +1.132s 16
9 Nazim Azman CryptoTower 1m36.818s +1.492s 15
10 Enzo Scionti Drivex School 1m37.513s +2.187s 14
11 Vivien Keszthelyi Motopark 1m37.582s +2.256s 15
12 Filip Kaminiarz CryptoTower 1m37.677s +2.351s 15
13 Zdenek Chovanec Double R Racing 1m38.400s +3.074s 17