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Emma Kimilainen tops disrupted W Series free practice two

by Rob Hansford

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Emma Kimilainen continued her strong W Series form by going fastest in a disrupted second W Series free practice session at Brands Hatch.

In dry conditions, Kimilainen went straight to the top of the leaderboard and stayed there for the majority of the session, ending with a best time of 1m23.365s.

Alice Powell was second fastest, 0.283s behind Kimilainen, and six tenths ahead of championship leader Jamie Chadwick.

Miki Koyama, whose opening session was halted by a technical issue, and Jessica Hawkins completed the top five.

Fabienne Wohlwend ended up sixth, although she went off the track at Paddock Hill Bend with five minutes remaining and caused a red flag.

Beitske Visser recovered from a difficult first session, also hit by a technical issue, and set a best time of 1m24.982s to go seventh.

Sarah Moore, Marta Garcia and Vicky Piria rounded out the top 10, nearly two seconds down on Kimilainen’s best effort.

American driver Sabre Cook caused the first red flag halfway through the session after losing the rear of her car going into the Clark Curve. She ended up spinning and got beached in the gravel trap.


Free Practice results
Pos Name Nationality Time
1 Emma Kimilainen Finland 1m23.365s
2 Alice Powell Great Britain +0.283s
3 Jamie Chadwick Great Britain +0.930s
4 Miki Koyama Japan +1.164s
5 Jessica Hawkins Great Britain +1.357s
6 Fabienne Wohlwend Liechtenstein +1.448s
7 Beitske Visser The Netherlands +1.617s
8 Sarah Moore Great Britain +1.636s
9 Marta Garcia Spain +1.716s
10 Vicky Piria Italy +1.824s
11 Sabre Cook USA +1.845s
12 Tasmin Pepper South Africa +2.007s
13 Esmee Hawkey Great Britain +2.077s
14 Megan Gilkes Canada +2.890s
15 Gosia Rdest Poland +2.891s
16 Shea Holbrook USA +3.021s
17 Sarah Bovy Belgium +3.033s
18 Caitlin Wood Australia +3.048s
19 Naomi Schiff Germany +3.879s
20 Vivien Keszthelyi Hungary +4.177s