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Honda’s Teppei Natori tops first day of EF Open Barcelona test

by Ida Wood

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Honda junior Teppei Natori went fastest for Carlin on the first day of Euroformula Open’s pre-season Barcelona test.

Natori was fastest in the first of four sessions held over the day, setting a benchmark that went unbeaten.

Initially Carlin team-mates Christian Hahn and Nicolai Kjaergaard were the next best, but session-topping times by Teo Martin Motorsport’s Lukas Dunner and Guilherme Samaia pushed them ahead.

The third Teo Martin and Carlin cars of Aldo Festante and Billy Monger were sixth and seventh fastest, and the only other two drivers to get within a second of the front.

Spanish Formula 4 driver Franco Colapinto was an impressive eighth for Drivex School, ahead of RP Motorsport’s two drivers and the remaining Drivex cars, which included W Series hopeful Marta Garcia.

Welsh team CF Racing struggled on its EF Open debut, with lead driver Stefano Leaney overcoming setup issues to go 14th fastest.


Test results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Teppei Natori Carlin 1m37.674s
2 Lukas Dunner Teo Martin Motorsport +0.123s
3 Guilherme Samaia Teo Martin Motorsport +0.152s
4 Christian Hahn Carlin +0.178s
5 Nicolai Kjaergaard Carlin +0.429s
6 Aldo Festante Teo Martin Motorsport +0.665s
7 Billy Monger Carlin +0.904s
8 Franco Colapinto Drivex School +1.013s
9 Javier Gonzalez RP Motorsport +1.098s
10 Andrea Estner RP Motorsport +1.537s
11 Rui Andrade Drivex School +2.349s
12 Marta Garcia Drivex School +2.595s
13 Alessio Deledda Campos Racing +3.508s
14 Stefano Leaney CF Racing +3.991s
15 Stuart Wiltshire CF Racing +5.616s
16 Anthony Bishop CF Racing +8.436s