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JD Motorsport’s William Alatalo controls Eurocup test at Imola

by Ida Wood

Photo: Frederic Le Floch / DPPI

JD Motorsport set the pace in the pre-event Formula Renault Eurocup test at Imola, with William Alatalo leading single-seater debutant David Vidales.

Alatalo topped all four test sessions at the Italian circuit, with the last session of the day ending up being the quickest for most drivers.

After initially being off the pace, karting graduate Vidales improved over the day and ended up being Alatalo’s closest rival in the final session. Just 0.052 seconds separated the pair, with over a quarter of a second to Paul Aron in third place.

ART Grand Prix driver Aron was also slow in the morning, but improved significantly in the afternoon and ended up comfortably outpacing his team-mates Victor Martins and Gregoire Saucy, who were 0.553s and 0.769s behind respectively.

There were several red flag interruptions during the day, and MP Motorsport’s Hadrien David sat out entire sessions.

Franco Colapinto was the fastest of the MP drivers in seventh place, sandwiched between Bhaitech’s Lorenzo Colombo and R-ace GP’s Petr Ptacek, the last driver within a second of the pace.

Johnathan Hoggard, making his Eurocup debut this weekend with R-ace, was 1.089s off Alatalo’s pace and 11th fastest of the 20 drivers.


Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 William Alatalo JD Motorsport 1m40.347s 81
2 David Vidales JD Motorsport 1m40.399s +0.052s 67
3 Paul Aron ART Grand Prix 1m40.642s +0.295s 68
4 Victor Martins ART Grand Prix 1m40.900s +0.553s 81
5 Gregoire Saucy ART Grand Prix 1m41.116s +0.769s 79
6 Lorenzo Colombo Bhaitech 1m41.171s +0.824s 79
7 Franco Colapinto MP Motorsport 1m41.184s +0.837s 88
8 Petr Ptacek R-ace GP 1m41.319s +0.972s 72
9 Amaury Cordeel FA Racing by Manor 1m41.360s +1.013s 83
10 Alex Quinn Arden 1m41.410s +1.063s 79
11 Johnathan Hoggard R-ace GP 1m41.436s +1.089s 81
12 Joey Alders MP Motorsport 1m41.527s +1.180s 81
13 Tijmen van der Helm FA Racing by Manor 1m41.558s +1.211s 66
14 Mikhael Belov M2 Competition 1m41.562s +1.215s 69
15 Caio Collet R-ace GP 1m41.567s +1.220s 80
16 Nicola Marinangeli Bhaitech 1m41.673s +1.326s 81
17 Reshad de Gerus Arden 1m41.827s +1.480s 82
18 Ugo de Wilde Arden 1m42.001s +1.654s 61
19 Hadrien David MP Motorsport 1m42.049s +1.702s 40
20 Laszlo Toth Bhaitech 1m42.294s +1.947s 89