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Montoya tops day two of Italian F4 test, Fornaroli ends in gravel

by Ida Wood

Photo: ACI Sport

Prema’s Sebastian Montoya set the pace on day of Italian Formula 4 testing at Imola, as rival Leonardo Fornaroli ended the day in the gravel.

Fornaroli set the fastest lap of the four-hour Thursday morning session by 0.072 seconds over Montoya, and was 0.119s slower than him in the afternoon before he brought the day to an end six minutes early by going in the gravel at turn four.

It was a relatively incident-free day, with Montoya’s team-mate Kirill Smal initially setting the morning pace. Montoya took over at the top at the end of the first half-hour, and towards the middle of the morning there was trouble for Mucke Motorsport’s day one pacesetter Joshua Duerksen as he stopped on track.

Fornaroli then bettered Montoya by a small margin with 74 minutes to go, and the top two didn’t improve thereafter.

Duerksen and Smal were third and fourth fastest, while Jenzer Motorsport’s Santiago Ramos was late to set a fast lap but he managed to slot into fifth place.

Fornaroli headed Conrad Laursen (Prema), Piotr Wisnicki (Jenzer), Montoya and Ramos through the first half of the afternoon session, with a brief full course yellow period just before the halfway mark as BVM Racing’s Leonardo Bizzotto stopped on track.

The pace didn’t improve for Foronaroli after that, but only Montoya bettered him. It was his morning benchmark that put him second overall in the day’s timesheet, with the only other change near the top being Jenzer’s Francesco Braschi demoting Ramos from fifth.

Maceo Capietto was seventh for Prema, and Formula Scout has learned he could race for the team at Imola. Team-mate Charlie Wurz is also understood to be lining up an ADAC F4 debut.

Corbetta Competizione ran karting graduates Carlo Tamburini and 17-year-old Simone Saglio, who is driving an F4 car in Formula X Italian series.

The Henry Morrogh Racing School fielded its team principal Giovanni Ciccarelli, who was several seconds off the pace.

Test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Montoya Prema 1m44.858s 97
2 Leonardo Fornaroli Iron Lynx 1m44.929s +0.071s 92
3 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport 1m45.019s +0.161s 87
4 Kirill Smal Prema 1m45.040s +0.182s 97
5 Francesco Braschi Jenzer Motorsport 1m45.193s +0.335s 78
6 Santiago Ramos Jenzer Motorsport 1m45.278s +0.420s 70
7 Maceo Capietto Prema 1m45.305s +0.447s 104
8 Erick Zuniga Mucke Motorsport 1m45.365s +0.507s 87
9 Vittorio Catino Cram Motorsport 1m45.372s +0.514s 91
10 Nicolas Baptiste Cram Motorsport 1m45.383s +0.525s 92
11 Piotr Wisnicki Jenzer Motorsport 1m45.412s +0.554s 70
12 Kacper Sztuka AS Motorsport 1m45.420s +0.562s 79
13 Leonardo Bizzotto BVM Racing 1m45.452s +0.594s 76
14 Lorenzo Patrese AKM Motorsport 1m45.455s +0.597s 94
15 Hamda Al Qubaisi Prema 1m45.465s +0.607s 94
16 Conrad Laursen Prema 1m45.558s +0.700s 91
17 Maya Weug Iron Lynx 1m45.563s +0.705s 101
18 Jonas Ried Mucke Motorsport 1m45.568s +0.710s 91
19 Eron Rexhepi BVM Racing 1m45.581s +0.723s 73
20 Charlie Wurz Prema 1m45.650s +0.792s 70
21 Samir Ben Jenzer Motorsport 1m45.731s +0.873s 91
22 Pietro Armanni Iron Lynx 1m45.964s +1.106s 97
23 Georgios Markogiannis Cram Motorsport 1m45.966s +1.108s 106
24 Jorge Garciarce Jenzer Motorsport 1m46.011s +1.153s 74
25 Pedro Perino DR Formula 1m46.078s +1.220s 82
26 Carlo Tamburini Corbetta Competizione 1m46.268s +1.410s 101
27 Levente Revesz AKM Motorsport 1m46.296s +1.438s 81
28 Simone Saglio Corbetta Competizione 1m47.090s +2.232s 50
29 Giovanni Ciccarelli Henry Morrogh Racing School 1m54.679s +9.821s 81