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Chadwick fastest in W Series’ Zandvoort practice

by Ida Wood

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Jamie Chadwick was fastest by almost a third of a second in W Series’ sole free practice session at Zandvoort.

The Briton moved to the top of the times just before the halfway point of the half-hour session, setting a 1m35.556s to go fastest.

That pushed Alice Powell off the top spot, and her title rival responsed fairly promptly with a 1m35.637s. Another improvement with just under five minutes to go brought her down to a 1m35.320s, but Chadwick had already improved herself and set the pace at 1m35.004s.

Abbie Eaton moved up the order late on and snuck into third place before yellow flags were waved in sector two through the final minutes after Marta Garcia got beached in the gravel.

Nerea Marti was fourth, with Beitske Visser and Miki Koyama both within a tenth of her. Visser, driving in front of her home fans in the Netherlands, was outside of the top 10 for most of practice, but then with two improvements brought herself into the top five.

Emma Kimilainen ended up seventh after setting the pace early on, an spent a considerable amount of time in the pits with suspected damage as she said “shit happens” in regards to the condition of her car when she finished her run.

Fabienne Wohlwend, the very first to go fastest, Sarah Moore and Abbi Pulling completed the top 10. Pulling spent some time in the top four, but couldn’t find gains in time towards the end and slipped down the order.

Free practice results
Pos Driver Time Gap Laps
1 Jamie Chadwick 1m35.004s 15
2 Alice Powell 1m35.320s +0.316s 15
3 Abbie Eaton 1m35.890s +0.886s 17
4 Nerea Marti 1m35.922s +0.918s 17
5 Beitske Visser 1m35.966s +0.962s 18
6 Miki Koyama 1m36.002s +0.998s 15
7 Emma Kimilainen 1m36.118s +1.114s 6
8 Fabienne Wohlwend 1m36.184s +1.180s 14
9 Sarah Moore 1m36.185s +1.181s 17
10 Abbi Pulling 1m36.232s +1.228s 16
11 Ayla Agren 1m36.309s +1.305s 17
12 Belen Garcia 1m36.429s +1.425s 15
13 Jessica Hawkins 1m36.443s +1.439s 17
14 Sabre Cook 1m36.706s +1.702s 17
15 Marta Garcia 1m36.734s +1.730s 13
16 Vicky Piria 1m36.885s +1.881s 16
17 Bruna Tomaselli 1m37.086s +2.082s 14
18 Irina Sidorkova 1m37.634s +2.630s 14