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Late red flag gives Guerra first place in second F3 Brazil free practice

by Felipe Giacomelli
Photo: Bruno Terena / Vicar

Photo: Bruno Terena / Vicar

Renan Guerra finished on top in second F3 Brazil free practice session this Saturday at Interlagos.

Filling in for Raphael Raucci this weekend, the MRF Challenge veteran impressed on his series debut and set the pace of 1:47.185.

Guerra is incidentally pulling double duty this weekend, as he is also racing in the Pro-Am GT series (and led yesterday?s practice).

This Saturday morning, the R&R Weissach man set the early pace, but was quickly demoted by Friday?s leader, Lukas Moraes. However, the track conditions improved after a continuous rain overnight, and Guerra was able to go back to top of the board. Moraes tried one last attempt and was a second faster when a red flag in the dying seconds forced him to abort his lap.

After doing only installation laps in first practice, points-leader Pedro Piquet managed to regain pace and was third, 1.346s behind the leader.

Quickest in Class B, Vitor Baptista set the fourth best time overall, while Nicholas Silva finished fifth. Matheus Iorio, Sergio Sette Camara, Matheus Leist, Bruno Etman and Leonardo de Souza rounded out the top ten.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Cl. Time Gap Laps
1 Renan Guerra Weissach Racing A 1:47.185 6
2 Lukas Moraes Prop Car Racing A 1:47.295 0.11 8
3 Pedro Piquet Cesario F3 A 1:48.531 1.346 8
4 Vitor Baptista Cesario F3 B 1:48.576 1.391 6
5 Nicholas Silva Capital Racing B 1:49.890 2.705 9
6 Matheus Iorio Hitech Racing B 1:49.936 2.751 9
7 Sergio Sette Camara Cesario F3 A 1:50.004 2.819 8
8 Matheus Leist Cesario F3 B 1:50.105 2.92 9
9 Bruno Etman Hitech Racing A 1:50.745 3.56 8
10 Leonardo de Souza Kemba Racing A 1:51.718 4.533 6
11 Victor Miranda Weissach Racing B 1:51.915 4.73 8
12 Artur Fortunato Weissach Racing A 1:54.621 7.436 8
13 Arthur Oliveira Hitech Racing A 1:54.764 7.579 5
14 Mauro Auricchio Weissach Racing B 1:55.704 8.519 7
15 Fernando Croce Prop Car Racing A 1:59.602 12.417 3
16 Ricardo Landucci Prop Car Racing B No Time 0