Van Amersfoort Racing’s Pierre-Louis Chovet headed 2013 GP3 runner-up Facu Regalia on the second day of Formula Regional European Championship’s in-season Red Bull Ring test.
Chovet was noticeably quicker than his driver coach Regalia, who has not raced a single-seater since a shortened Auto GP campaign in 2015.
Just eight cars entered the second day of running, split into six sessions to accommodate a large Formula 4 car count, with Prema’s Ferrari juniors Arthur Leclerc and Gianluca Petecof both absent.
Mucke Motorsport’s running of its Tatuus T-318 chassis continued with Nico Gohler, who won races in F4 United Arab Emirates with the team earlier this year. The German went third fastest, just beating KIC Motorsport’s Patrik Pasma.
Prema’s two remaining cars, driven by W Series champion Jamie Chadwick and Oliver Rasmussen, were a tenth off Pasma and just within a second of the pace.
Rounding out the eight entries was DR Formula by RP Motorsport’s Emidio Pesce and KIC’s Konsta Lappalainen, who had a slow start to the day. His team-mate Juri Vips was another of the test absentees.
Chadwick, Pesce and Rasmussen all topped a session in their group, while Chovet and Regalia shared the top spot in the other group of sessions.
|1||Pierre-Louis Chovet||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m26.151s||75|
|2||Facu Regalia||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m26.910s||+0.759s||65|
|3||Nico Gohler||Mucke Motorsport||1m27.016s||+0.865s||78|
|4||Patrik Pasma||KIC Motorsport||1m27.042s||+0.891s||80|
|7||Emidio Pesce||DR Formula by RP Motorsport||1m27.476s||+1.325s||73|
|8||Konsta Lappalainen||KIC Motorsport||1m27.512s||+1.361s||67|