Swiss racer Kevin Jorg emerged as the quickest driver of the 33-car Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 field on the first day of pre-season testing at Aragon.
Jorg, who has already secured a 2014 drive with Josef Kaufmann Racing, stormed to the front with a number of solid flying laps in the final hour of the session and would end up unmatched until the checkered flag.
There was little activity at the start of the afternoon run and, with less than ten times on the leaderboards, it was Manor MP prospect Matthew Graham who led the proceedings.
However, as the track got busier, Koiranen GP’s Nyck de Vries would again lock out the top spot, maintaining the lead for most of the session. Coming into the final hour, de Vries was dethroned by morning pacesetter Matevos Isaakyan who remained as the benchmark until Jorg’s surge.
With the Swiss driver establishing a confident lead, series rookies Dennis Olsen and Anthoine Hubert put in solid last-minute laps to end up second and third respectively.
Reigning Formula Renault 2.0 NEC champion Matt Parry took fourth, ahead of Isaakyan and de Vries.
Experienced FR2.0 racers Andrea Pizzitola and Ignazio D’Agosto were seventh and eighth, with Martin Rump and Egor Orudzhev closing out the top ten.
|1||Kevin Jorg||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:56.288||27|
|2||Dennis Olsen||Prema Powerteam||1:56.513||0.225||40|
|3||Anthoine Hubert||Tech 1 Racing||1:56.521||0.233||46|
|4||Matt Parry||Fortec Motorsports||1:56.634||0.346||33|
|6||Nyck de Vries||Koiranen GP||1:56.788||0.500||39|
|7||Andrea Pizzitola||Manor MP Motorsport||1:56.853||0.565||32|
|8||Ignazio D’Agosto||Koiranen GP||1:56.906||0.618||43|
|9||Martin Rump||Manor MP Motorsport||1:56.940||0.652||40|
|10||Egor Orudzhev||Tech 1 Racing||1:56.991||0.703||54|
|11||Simon Gachet||ARTA Engineering||1:57.055||0.767||23|
|13||Hans Villemi||Prema Powerteam||1:57.274||0.986||38|
|14||Bruno Bonifacio||Prema Powerteam||1:57.338||1.050||35|
|15||Akash Nandy||Tech 1 Racing||1:57.382||1.094||40|
|16||Levin Amweg||ART Junior Team||1:57.451||1.163||42|
|17||Matthew Graham||Manor MP Motorsport||1:57.469||1.181||40|
|18||Ryan Tveter||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:57.486||1.198||50|
|19||Louis Deletraz||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:57.614||1.326||33|
|20||Darius Oskoui||ARTA Engineering||1:57.689||1.401||31|
|21||Luke Chudleigh||Tech 1 Racing||1:57.695||1.407||34|
|22||Matheo Tuscher||China BRT by JCS||1:57.703||1.415||42|
|25||Callan O’Keeffe||ART Junior Team||1:57.934||1.646||26|
|27||Aurelien Panis||ART Junior Team||1:58.025||1.737||43|
|28||Jakub Dalewski||Manor MP Motorsport||1:58.127||1.839||36|
|29||James Allen||ARTA Engineering||1:58.284||1.996||29|
|30||Christof von Grunigen||China BRT by JCS||1:58.357||2.069||36|
|31||Vasily Romanov||Tech 1 Racing||1:58.906||2.618||33|
|32||Nicholas Surguladze||Koiranen GP||2:00.025||3.737||43|