Renault junior Victor Martins remained on top of the timesheets on the second and final day of Formula Renault Eurocup testing at Barcelona.
Martins set a time of 1m41.569s, just 0.025s slower than his track record set on the previous day, to lead MP Motorsport team-mate and fellow second-year Eurocup racer Lorenzo Colombo.
R-ace GP’s Caio Collet, also a Renault junior, was third faster, ahead of Kush Maini (M2 Competition) and Oscar Piastri (R-ace GP) in an order that stayed firmly constant up front in the morning.
Rain in the afternoon meant the best times were set in the morning for all but JD Motorsport’s Joao Vieira, with times likely to have bettered Tuesday’s running had the track remained dry.
Petr Ptacek was sixth overall for Bhaitech, ahead of lead Arden driver Sebastian Fernandez and SMP Racing-backed Alexander Smolyar in the third R-ace GP car.
Fernandez’s team-mate Frank Bird was ninth, heading five drivers all within a tenth of his morning benchmark.
FA Racing by Drivex?s Patrick Schott – 18th in the morning – posted the best time of the opening 30 minutes of the afternoon before the unrelenting rain arrived.
Schott submitted a 1m43.008s to go fastest, with Ptacek, Esteban Muth (M2), Vieira and Maini in the top five with him.
Drivers were initially hesitant to head out in the wet conditions, with laps taking over two minutes to complete at first, but the times tumbled and 21 of the drivers managed to break the 1m50s mark on wet tyres. The only driver who didn’t was Smolyar, who failed to set a lap at all.
Day two results
|1||Victor Martins||MP Motorsport||1m41.569s|
|2||Lorenzo Colombo||MP Motorsport||+0.190s|
|3||Caio Collet||R-ace GP||+0.392s|
|4||Kush Maini||M2 Competition||+0.457s|
|5||Oscar Piastri||R-ace GP||+0.463s|
|8||Alexander Smolyar||R-ace GP||+0.711s|
|10||Amaury Cordeel||MP Motorsport||+0.861s|
|12||Ugo de Wilde||JD Motorsport||+0.888s|
|13||Callan O’Keeffe||FA Racing by Drivex||+0.893s|
|14||Esteban Muth||M2 Competition||+0.898s|
|16||Brad Benavides||FA Racing by Drivex||+1.083s|
|17||Yves Baltas||M2 Competition||+1.155s|
|18||Patrick Schott||FA Racing by Drivex||+1.174s|
|19||Leonardo Lorandi||JD Motorsport||+1.411s|
|20||Xavier Lloveras||Global Racing Service||+1.453s|
|21||Joao Vieira||JD Motorsport||+1.932s|
|22||Alessio Deledda||Global Racing Service||+2.497s|