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Chovet on top, Ferrari juniors skip day two of FREC’s Red Bull Ring test

by Craig Woollard

Photo: ACI Sport

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.


Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
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
5 Jamie Chadwick Prema 1m27.120s +0.969s 79
6 Oliver Rasmussen Prema 1m27.142s +0.991s 80
7 Emidio Pesce DR Formula by RP Motorsport 1m27.476s +1.325s 73
8 Konsta Lappalainen KIC Motorsport 1m27.512s +1.361s 67