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Haverkort quickest in FREC testing in Hungary, Belov pulls out

by Ida Wood

Photo: Sebastian Rozendaal / DPPA

Kas Haverkort led a Van Amersfoort Racing one-two in Formula Regional European Championship pre-event testing at the Hungaroring.

Thursday featured a morning and an afternoon session, and it was ART Grand Prix that held the advantage in the morning.

Gabriele Mini and team-mate Mari Boya disputed top spot, and it was Boya who concluded running in first place with a 1m40.398s lap.

That put him 0.121 seconds ahead of Mini, with an advantage of 0.201s to Race Performance Motorsport’s new signing Owen Tangavelou who has moved teamed after exiting G4 Racing, then just a few more hundredths of a second covering Prema’s Paul Aron, Haverkort and ART GP’s Laurens van Hoepen.

There was not too many drivers who improved at the very end of the session, although VAR’s Joshua Dufek jumped up to seventh place from 10th and was just short of three tenths shy of the pace.

The top 25 were covered by a second on laptime, and in the afternoon it was ‘only’ the top 22.

Aron led Mini in the early running, both not far off the morning pace set by Boya, but further gains were hard to find. A 1m40.224s lap was Aron’s best, but in the end that was only good enough for fourth place as in the final minutes a lot of drivers improved.

Haverkort went quickest with a 1m39.924s, making him the only driver to lap sub-1m40s, with Dufek 0.166s behind and R-ace GP’s Gabriel Bortoleto in third.

Arden’s Joshua Duerksen was a surprise fifth despite finding his peak in the middle of the session, and Boya was classified in 10th overall as he actually lapped slower than he did previously.

There was a decreased entry list of 33 cars that took part, with MP Motorsport running two cars as Michael Belov will miss this weekend’s races for personal reasons. In total there were 16 drivers who had laps deleted for track limits abuse.

Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Kas Haverkort Van Amersfoort Racing 1m39.924s 50
2 Joshua Dufek Van Amersfoort Racing 1m40.090s +0.166s 57
3 Gabriel Bortoleto R-ace GP 1m40.202s +0.278s 64
4 Paul Aron Prema 1m40.224s +0.300s 61
5 Gabriele Mini ART Grand Prix 1m40.248s +0.324s 58
6 Joshua Duerksen Arden 1m40.275s +0.351s 61
7 Hadrien David R-ace GP 1m40.300s +0.376s 64
8 Tim Tramnitz Trident 1m40.348s +0.424s 67
9 Leonardo Fornaroli Trident 1m40.382s +0.458s 62
10 Mari Boya ART Grand Prix 1m40.398s +0.474s 59
11 Laurens van Hoepen ART Grand Prix 1m40.400s +0.476s 57
12 Victor Bernier FA Racing by MP 1m40.431s +0.507s 69
13 Roman Bilinski Trident 1m40.482s +0.558s 67
14 Owen Tangavelou R-P-M 1m40.599s +0.675s 60
15 Sebastian Montoya Prema 1m40.653s +0.729s 64
16 Dino Beganovic Prema 1m40.659s +0.735s 60
17 Esteban Masson FA Racing by MP 1m40.740s +0.816s 52
18 Pietro Delli Guanti R-P-M 1m40.741s +0.817s 54
19 Sami Meguetounif MP Motorsport 1m40.768s +0.844s 57
20 Maceo Capietto Monolite Racing 1m40.833s +0.909s 68
21 Noel Leon Arden 1m40.852s +0.928s 50
22 Lorenzo Fluxa R-ace GP 1m40.885s +0.961s 67
23 Levente Revesz Van Amersfoort Racing 1m40.930s +1.006s 57
24 Andrea Rosso R-P-M 1m41.038s +1.114s 44
25 Matias Zagazeta G4 Racing 1m41.168s +1.244s 71
26 Francesco Braschi MP Motorsport 1m41.236s +1.312s 56
27 Piotr Wisnicki KIC Motorsport 1m41.240s +1.316s 51
28 Santiago Ramos KIC Motorsport 1m41.268s +1.344s 53
29 Eduardo Barrichello Arden 1m41.374s +1.450s 50
30 Hamda Al Qubaisi Prema 1m41.607s +1.683s 49
31 Axel Gnos G4 Racing 1m41.776s +1.852s 56
32 Pietro Armanni Monolite Racing 1m42.077s +2.153s 54
33 Nicolas Baptiste FA Racing by MP 1m42.082s +2.158s 65