RP Motorsport’s Artur Janosz set the overall fastest time of the day in the first Euroformula Open free practice session at Spa-Francorchamps.
The Pole was, impressively, seven tenths faster than anyone else on the grid in session one, with West-Tec’s?Yarin Stern leading the rest of the field.
FIA F3 regular Alex Toril, who returns to the EF Open series after finishing fifth in the standings last year, kicked off his weekend with a third place, followed by fellow Spaniard Alex Palou and Italian F4 driver Leonardo Pulcini, who is making his debut in the championship.
The RP Motorsport trio of Sandy Stuvik, Dzhon Simonyan and Andres Saravia took sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. The top ten was completed by Che One Lim and Yu Kanamaru.
Later, it was points leader Stuvik topped the second session, yet his benchmark time was almost six tenths off his teammate Janosz’s best lap.
Newcomer Pulcini improved his personal best lap to take second in the afternoon run as Stern, Lim and Saravia completed the top five.
Palou took sixth, followed by Pohler, Konstantin Tereshchenko, Toril and Janosz.
Combined practice results
|1||Artur Janosz||RP Motorsport||2:16.370||2:17.651|
|2||Sandy Stuvik||RP Motorsport||2:17.594||2:16.961|
|3||Yarin Stern||Team West-Tec||2:17.098||2:17.332|
|4||Leonardo Pulcini||DAV Racing||2:17.591||2:17.259|
|5||Che One Lim||EmilioDeVillota Motorsport||2:18.005||2:17.380|
|6||Andres Saravia||RP Motorsport||2:17.910||2:17.405|
|7||Alex Palou||Campos Racing||2:17.510||2:17.429|
|8||Nicolas Pohler||Team West-Tec||2:18.461||2:17.443|
|9||Alex Toril||EmilioDeVillota Motorsport||2:17.454||2:17.603|
|10||Konstantin Tereshchenko||Campos Racing||2:18.599||2:17.553|
|11||Yu Kanamaru||EmilioDeVillota Motorsport||2:18.010||2:17.715|
|12||Dzhon Simonyan||RP Motorsport||2:17.730||2:17.902|
|13||Christopher Hoher||BVM Racing||2:18.191||2:17.734|
|14||Wei Fung Thong||Team West-Tec||2:18.402||2:17.987|
|15||Tanart Sathienthirakul||Team West-Tec||2:19.452||2:18.089|
|16||Costantino Peroni||DAV Racing||2:18.910||2:18.569|
|17||Sean Walkinshaw||Campos Racing||2:39.569||2:18.830|
|18||Saud Al Faisal||RP Motorsport||2:19.170||2:19.159|
|19||Henrique Baptista||DAV Racing||2:20.047||2:19.291|
|20||William Barbosa||Corbetta Competizioni||2:19.967||2:19.319|
Personal best time in?bold
Best time of session in?italics