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Lukas Dunner ends Euroformula’s Hockenheim test on top

by Elliot Wood

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Lukas Dunner put Motopark offshoot CryptoTower Racing Team at the front on the second day of Euroformula’s official pre-season test at Hockenheim.

The Austrian – who finished third in the points last year and is set for a championship return – went underneath the official series track record using the new halo-shod Dallara 320.

His 1m31.137s lap was set in the morning, which featured a heavy crash at the final corner for Van Amersfoort Racing’s Alexandre Bardinon that forced him to miss the afternoon session.

The VAR contingent ended up being led by one car, as day one pacesetter Andreas Estner was absent due to exams.

His brother Sebastian, graduating from ADAC Formula 4, picked up the mantle and was second fastest to Dunner by 0.159s.

Double R Racing had two cars out on track, with Ayrton Simmons being joined by an unnamed driver. It was the latter who was faster, running just shy of Dunner’s pace in the morning and topping the afternoon session.

Ex-Renault Formula 1 junior Yifei Ye was fourth fastest in the second CrytpTower car, just ahead of Simmons. Motopark’s main team trio were a few tenths behind them.

In the ADAC F4 test running on track at the same time, Mucke Motorsport’s Joshua Duerksen was once again fastest by a very small margin over team-mate Josef Knopp.

R-ace GP’s Victor Bernier and US Racing’s Vladislav Lomko, the only F4 driver to set less than 100 laps, were third and fourth and were usually able to match the Mucke drivers on pace.

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Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Lukas Dunner CryptoTower 1m31.137s 74
2 Sebastian Estner Van Amersfoort Racing 1m31.296s +0.159s 86
3 Driver #2 Double R Racing 1m31.303s +0.166s 89
4 Yifei Ye CryptoTower 1m31.381s +0.244s 88
5 Ayrton Simmons Double R Racing 1m31.437s +0.300s 75
6 Manuel Maldonado Motopark 1m31.699s +0.562s 55
7 Niklas Krutten Motopark 1m31.708s +0.571s 56
8 Cameron Das Motopark 1m32.202s +1.065s 63
9 Rui Andrade CryptoTower 1m32.317s +1.180s 70
10 Alexandre Bardinon Van Amersfoort Racing 1m32.986s +1.849s 8
ADAC F4
1 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport 1m40.444s 100
2 Josef Knopp Mucke Motorsport 1m40.529s +0.085s 102
3 Victor Bernier R-ace GP 1m40.561s +0.117s 126
4 Vladislav Lomko US Racing 1m40.644s +0.200s 83
5 Kirill Smal R-ace GP 1m41.426s +0.982s 105
6 Romain Leroux R-ace GP 1m47.448s +7.004s 102