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Eurocup leader Collet fastest in Magny-Cours test

by Ida Wood

Formula Renault Eurocup leader Caio Collet set the pace in the latest pre-event series test at Magny-Cours.

The single-session evening test ran uninterrupted, with Renault junior Collet setting the pace by 0.229 seconds. In second place was Arden’s Alex Quinn, who is not confirmed to be racing beyond this weekend’s round in France, while FA Racing by Manor’s Amaury Cordeel and ART Grand Prix’s Victor Martins set identical laptimes in third place.

JD Motorsport’s star rookie David Vidales completed a close top five, and also set the most laps of anyone.

The top 10 were covered by one second, with Cordeel’s MP Motorsport-run team-mate Tijmen van der Helm slowest of all after setting considerably fewer laps than his rivals.

Bhaitech’s Laszlo Toth and Vicky Piria, who is making the second of two confirmed outings, were also two seconds off the pace.


Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Caio Collet R-ace GP 1m34.505s 44
2 Alex Quinn Arden 1m34.734s +0.229s 36
3 Amaury Cordeel FA Racing by Manor 1m34.767s +0.262s 45
4 Victor Martins ART Grand Prix 1m34.767s +0.262s 40
5 David Vidales JD Motorsport 1m34.775s +0.270s 53
6 Lorenzo Colombo Bhaitech 1m34.872s +0.367s 45
7 Franco Colapinto MP Motorsport 1m35.127s +0.622s 40
8 Ugo de Wilde Arden 1m35.199s +0.694s 40
9 Petr Ptacek R-ace GP 1m35.390s +0.885s 50
10 Gregoire Saucy ART Grand Prix 1m35.424s +0.919s 40
11 Paul Aron ART Grand Prix 1m35.672s +1.167s 40
12 Hadrien David MP Motorsport 1m35.742s +1.237s 46
13 Reshad de Gerus Arden 1m35.804s +1.299s 29
14 William Alatalo JD Motorsport 1m36.313s +1.808s 16
15 Laszlo Toth Bhaitech 1m36.751s +2.246s 48
16 Vicky Piria Bhaitech 1m36.847s +2.342s 49
17 Tijmen van der Helm FA Racing by Manor 1m38.553s +4.048s 15