Jake Hughes?kicked off the second Eurocup round of the season at Spa-Francorchamps as the Friday practice pacesetter.
The Koiranen driver recorded his benchmark in the second session, improving on Dennis Olsen‘s time from the rain-affected first practice.
In the morning, the Norwegian had had the early lead just after 13 minutes, not long before rain started to pour on the track, making it impossible to improve afterwards.
As such, Olsen maintained his gap of half a second throughout the session which was once red-flagged due to Darius Oskoui stopping at the exit of Les Combes.
Jack Aitken ended up second followed by Matevos?Isaakyan and Hughes.
Tech 1 pair Simon Gachet and Anthoine Hubert were fifth and sixth quickest, closely ahead of 2014 NEC champion Ben Barnicoat.
Brazilian Thiago Vivacqua and top FR2.0 car rookie Anton de Pasquale took eighth and ninth respectively as the final top ten position was occupied by form-man and championship leader Louis Deletraz.
The second session was held under dry conditions and it was Hughes who took the lead at mid-session. Although he was momentarily dethroned by Kevin Jorg in the final minutes, ?the Briton still ended up quickest.
The Swiss driver had to settle for second ahead of Ukyo Sasahara, compatriot and teammate Deletraz and sophomore driver Aitken.
Ignazio D’Agosto was sixth fastest, narrowly edging Hubert, Olsen and Max Defourny as the top ten was completed by Barnicoat.
|1||Jake Hughes||Koiranen GP||2:19.942||2:17.274|
|2||Kevin Jorg||Josef Kaufmann Racing||2:22.316||2:17.304|
|3||Ukyo Sasahara||ART Junior Team||2:22.053||2:17.532|
|4||Louis Deletraz||Josef Kaufmann Racing||2:21.181||2:17.572|
|5||Jack Aitken||Koiranen GP||2:19.640||2:17.880|
|6||Ignazio D’Agosto||Manor MP||2:23.426||2:17.908|
|7||Anthoine Hubert||Tech 1 Racing||2:20.601||2:17.982|
|8||Dennis Olsen||Manor MP||2:19.183||2:18.049|
|9||Max Defourny||ART Junior Team||2:21.989||2:18.082|
|10||Ben Barnicoat||Fortec Motorsport||2:20.848||2:18.361|
|11||Matevos Isaakyan||JD Motorsport||2:19.883||2:18.390|
|12||Thiago Vivacqua||JD Motorsport||2:21.045||2:18.486|
|13||Martin Kodric||Fortec Motorsport||2:23.173||2:18.490|
|14||Callan O’Keeffe||Fortec Motorsport||2:21.705||2:18.617|
|16||Simon Gachet||Tech 1 Racing||2:20.572||2:18.668|
|17||Lasse Sorensen||Manor MP||2:23.179||2:18.756|
|18||Luke Chudleigh||Fortec Motorsport||2:22.612||2:18.758|
|19||Nikita Mazepin||Josef Kaufmann Racing||2:23.157||2:18.876|
|20||Amaury Richard||ARTA Engineering||2:21.934||2:18.964|
|21||Darius Oskoui||ART Junior Team||2:22.154||2:18.988|
|22||Ferdinand Habsburg||Fortec Motorsport||2:22.233||2:19.074|
|23||Hugo de Sadeleer||Tech 1 Racing||2:22.276||2:19.206|
|24||Stefan Riener||Koiranen GP||2:21.227||2:19.233|
|25||Valentin Hasse-Clot||Manor MP||2:27.735||2:19.274|
|27||Anton de Pasquale||Koiranen GP||2:21.161||2:19.480|
|29||Philip Hamprecht||Koiranen GP||2:21.636||2:19.908|
|30||James Allen||ARTA Engineering||2:22.569||2:20.127|
|32||Amaury Bonduel||JD Motorsport||2:24.453||2:20.161|
|33||Bruno Baptista||Koiranen GP||2:24.381||2:20.494|