ART Grand Prix’s Gabriele Mini once again topped the times on the second day of Formula Regional European Championship pre-season testing at Barcelona.
The morning session had limited running in the first hour with only the three Trident drivers Roman Bilinski, Leonardo Fornaroli and Tim Tramnitz taking to the track as the session began. After an hour, less than half of the field had gone out.
There were a number of interruptions to running, the first as G4 Racing’s Matias Zagazeta stopped on track in sector one after topping the times for a short while, then a second red flag a little while later as KIC Motorsport’s Piotr Wisnicki stopped while he was at the top of the order.
R-ace GP’s Lena Buhler caused the third, G4’s Belen Garcia the fourth, and Monolite Racing’s Pietro Armanni the fifth red flag period. Bilinski then brought the morning to an early end as the last red flag lasted until the clock stopped.
MP Motorsport’s Michael Belov was fastest with an hour to go, before Prema’s Paul Aron and then Mini quickly bettered him. Mini improved to end the session with a 1m40.503s, putting him 0.161 seconds ahead of Van Amersfoort Racing’s Kas Haverkort in second place.
There was little action in the afternoon session, with Prema’s Sebastian Montoya on top after the first hour. Zagazeta set a 1m40.674s lap shortly after that stood as the session’s fastest, with few improvements from anyone after that and another Armanni-caused red flag
The top two were among 14 drivers who were faster in the afternoon, including KIC’s drivers and MP’s Abbi Pulling who were unable to lap at a representative pace on day one.
Additional reporting by Ida Wood
|1||Gabriele Mini||ART Grand Prix||1m40.503s||54|
|2||Kas Haverkort||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m40.664s||+0.161s||58|
|3||Matias Zagazeta||G4 Racing||1m40.674s||+0.171s||66|
|7||Sami Meguetounif||MP Motorsport||1m41.000s||+0.497s||42|
|10||Laurens van Hoepen||ART Grand Prix||1m41.116s||+0.613s||57|
|11||Joshua Dufek||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m41.125s||+0.623s||72|
|13||Gabriel Bortoleto||R-ace GP||1m41.176s||+0.673s||55|
|14||Victor Bernier||FA Racing by MP||1m41.179s||+0.676s||61|
|15||Pietro Delli Guanti||R-P-M||1m41.293s||+0.790s||58|
|17||Lorenzo Fluxa||R-ace GP||1m41.320s||+0.817s||58|
|18||Mari Boya||ART Grand Prix||1m41.349s||+0.846s||50|
|19||Esteban Masson||FA Racing by MP||1m41.372s||+0.869s||48|
|20||Francesco Braschi||KIC Motorsport||1m41.502s||+0.999s||59|
|21||Michael Belov||MP Motorsport||1m41.508s||+1.005s||43|
|24||Hadrien David||R-ace GP||1m41.585s||+1.082s||55|
|25||Nicolas Baptiste||FA Racing by MP||1m41.646s||+1.143s||48|
|26||Owen Tangavelou||G4 Racing||1m41.677s||+1.174s||55|
|27||Dilano van’t Hoff||MP Motorsport||1m41.712s||+1.209s||44|
|28||Maceo Capietto||Monolite Racing||1m41.757s||+1.254s||68|
|29||Santiago Ramos||KIC Motorsport||1m41.778s||+1.275s||54|
|30||Axel Gnos||G4 Racing||1m41.853s||+1.350s||64|
|31||Abbi Pulling||MP Motorsport||1m41.947s||+1.404s||56|
|32||Levente Revesz||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m42.060s||+1.557s||61|
|33||Pietro Armanni||Monolite Racing||1m42.274s||+1.771s||65|
|35||Cenyu Han||Monolite Racing||1m42.350s||+1.847s||69|
|36||Hamda Al Qubaisi||Prema||1m42.457s||+1.954s||68|
|37||Lena Buhler||R-ace GP||1m42.510s||+2.007s||57|
|38||Belen Garcia||G4 Racing||1m42.543s||+2.040s||75|
|39||Piotr Wisnicki||KIC Motorsport||1m42.753s||+2.250s||58|