Tamas Pal Kiss set the fastest time in practice ahead of the final round of the Auto GP season at Estoril.
In damp conditions, the Virtuosi driver was 0.7 seconds clear of second-placed German F3 champion Markus Pommer.
Pommer narrowly edged out 2013 Auto GP champion Vittorio Ghirelli, who has joined Pommer at Super Nova for this weekend after Michela Cerruti was forced out by injury.
Ex-Formula 1 racer Antonio Pizzonia was fourth on his return to the series after two years away, followed by Zele Racing team-mate and series newcomer Luis Sa Silva.
Sixth was Shinya Michimi – who is Euronova’s lead entry this weekend in the absence of champion Kimiya Sato – followed by Italian quartet Francesco Dracone, Andrea Roda, Michele La Rosa and Salvatore De Plano.
|1||Tamas Pal Kiss||Virtuosi UK||1:42.601||19|
|2||Markus Pommer||Super Nova||1:43.319||0.718||18|
|3||Vittorio Ghirelli||Super Nova||1:43.381||0.780||20|
|4||Antonio Pizzonia||Zele Racing||1:43.558||0.957||19|
|5||Luis Sa Silva||Zele Racing||1:44.464||1.863||20|
|6||Shinya Michimi||Euronova Racing||1:44.570||1.969||23|
|7||Francesco Dracone||Super Nova||1:45.380||2.779||21|
|8||Andrea Roda||Virtuosi UK||1:45.628||3.027||19|
|9||Michele La Rosa||MLR 71 by Euronova||1:45.665||3.064||22|
|10||Salvatore De Plano||FMS Racing||1:59.119||16.518||19|