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Mikkel Jensen tops free practice in Slovakia

by Stephen Goddard
Photo: ADAC Formel Masters

Photo: ADAC Formel Masters

Championship leader Mikkel Jensen continued his strong mid-season run towards the title as he led the way in free practice for the fifth round of the ADAC Formel Masters season at the Slovakia Ring this afternoon.

The Dane, who currently leads?Maximilian Gunther?by 27 points in the standings, went quickest with just under 15 minutes to go, taking over from Lotus driver Dennis Marschall.

Following a red flag to remove the stricken car of?Igor Walilko, Jensen managed to further improve on his benchmark, going almost half a second clear of the opposition.

Marschall had an impressive run to finish in second, while fellow rookie Tim Zimmermann made it a strong afternoon showing for Neuhauser Racing, putting both cars in the top three and finishing ahead of Jensen’s title rival Gunther by 0.001s.?Fabian Schiller finished a further 0.027 seconds behind to round out the top five.

Joel Eriksson?was sixth, ahead of Mucke man?Philip Hamprecht and Lotus stablemate?Ralph Boschung, with Nico Menzel and?Kim-Luis Schramm making up the rest of the top ten.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Mikkel Jensen Neuhauser Racing 2:08.485 16
2 Dennis Marschall Lotus 2:08.970 0.485 10
3 Tim Zimmermann Neuhauser Racing 2:09.057 0.572 16
4 Maximilian Gunther Mucke Motorsport 2:09.058 0.573 16
5 Fabian Schiller Schiller Motorsport 2:09.085 0.600 14
6 Joel Eriksson Lotus 2:09.707 1.222 14
7 Philip Hamprecht Mucke Motorsport 2:09.731 1.246 16
8 Ralph Boschung Lotus 2:09.894 1.409 9
9 Nico Menzel Schiller Motorsport 2:10.101 1.616 16
10 Kim-Luis Schramm Mucke Motorsport 2:10.138 1.653 16
11 Igor Walilko JBR Motorsport & Engineering 2:10.257 1.772 7
12 David Kolkmann JBR Motorsport & Engineering 2:10.299 1.814 14
13 Marvin Dienst Mucke Motorsport 2:10.533 2.048 16
14 Luis-Enrique Breuer Lotus 2:10.535 2.050 10
15 Giorgio Maggi Mucke Motorsport 2:10.786 2.301 15