Johnathan Hoggard was fastest in BRDC British Formula 3 free practice at Brands Hatch, and came close to setting the track record for the Grand Prix layout.
The Fortec Motorsports driver’s 1m20.781s lap was just 0.081s short of the championship track record (2016-present), and was 0.051s faster than Douglas Motorsport’s Kiern Jewiss.
Three tenths of a second behind them were Chris Dittmann Racing’s Ayrton Simmons, who headed Carlin pair Clement Novalak and Kaylen Frederick, and Jewiss’s team-mate Ulysse De Pauw.
Fortec’s Manuel Maldonado, who set the pace in the pre-event test on the Indy layout and is one of few drivers with experience of the Grand Prix layout in F3, Hillspeed’s Sasakorn Chaimongkol, Double R Racing’s Neil Verhagen and Lucas Petersson (Carlin) completed the top 10 and were all within a second of Hoggard’s pace.
Free Practice results
|1||Johnathan Hoggard||Fortec Motorsports||1m20.781s|
|2||Kiern Jewiss||Douglas Motorsport||+0.051s|
|3||Ayrton?Simmons||Chris Dittmann Racing||+0.303s|
|6||Ulysse De Pauw||Douglas Motorsport||+0.536s|
|7||Manuel Maldonado||Fortec Motorsports||+0.755s|
|9||Neil Verhagen||Double R Racing||+0.909s|
|11||Hampus Ericsson||Double R Racing||+1.081s|
|12||Benjamin Pedersen||Douglas Motorsport||+1.110s|
|13||Pavan Ravishankar||Double R Racing||+1.358s|
|14||Joshua Mason||Lanan Racing||+1.363s|
|15||Nazim Azman||Chris Dittmann Racing||+1.566s|
|16||Kris Wright||Fortec Motorsports||+1.566s|