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Mucke’s Jonas Ried fastest in pre-event Italian F4 test at Vallelunga

by Ida Wood

Photo: ACI Sport

Mucke Motorsport’s Jonas Ried was the surprise pacesetter in Italian Formula 4’s pre-event test at Vallelunga on Friday.

The German driver was quickest in the four-hour morning session, setting a 1m33.766s lap that put him 0.091 seconds clear of team-mate Joshua Duerksen in second place. There were five more drivers within two tenths of Ried’s pace.

Testing began with Van Amersfoort Racing’s Bence Valint on top, and with a lap that very close to the ultimate pace. His 1m33.881s personal best was set within the first half-hour, and wasn’t beaten for another three quarters of an hour when Duerksen went just 0.024s faster as the track temperature got higher.

Another hour after that and Ried went top, and the positions remained unchnaged until the end of the morning as a red flag shortened the session by over half an hour and left DR Formula’s Pedro Perino unable to return to the pits.

VAR and the returning US Racing were quick off the mark at the start of the afternoon, but with track temperature now at a scorching 57°C it made improving on the morning pace very difficult.

Joshua Dufek set the early benchmarks, improving from a 1m34.615s to a 1m34.067s across the first hour before VAR team-mate Ollie Bearman jumped ahead with a 1m34.051s lap.

That remained the session’s fastest lap for two hours until the track cooled down, and AKM Motorsport’s Lorenzo Patrese took over at the top by 0.009s with 46 minutes to go.

Duerksen and Bearman bettered that as temperatures dipped further, and Bearman ended up back ahead with a 1m33.869s lap that lifted him to third overall for the day. Duerksen was the only other in the afternoon to lap sub-1m34s, while US’s Tim Tramnitz rose from 25th to 10th overall and Patrese from 28th to 11th.

Test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jonas Ried Mucke Motorsport 1m33.766s 111
2 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport 1m33.857s +0.091s 92
3 Ollie Bearman Van Amersfoort Racing 1m33.869s +0.103s 103
4 Bence Valint Van Amersfoort Racing 1m33.881s +0.115s 104
5 Kacper Sztuka AS Motorsport 1m33.900s +0.134s 102
6 Joshua Dufek Van Amersfoort Racing 1m33.901s +0.135s 100
7 Francesco Braschi Jenzer Motorsport 1m33.928s +0.162s 80
8 Erick Zuniga Mucke Motorsport 1m33.987s +0.221s 98
9 Cenyu Han Van Amersfoort Racing 1m34.008s +0.242s 89
10 Tim Tramnitz US Racing 1m34.037s +0.271s 139
11 Lorenzo Patrese AKM Motorsport 1m34.042s +0.276s 87
12 Leonardo Fornaroli Iron Lynx 1m34.055s +0.289s 114
13 Sebastian Montoya Prema 1m34.158s +0.392s 96
14 Charlie Wurz Prema 1m34.175s +0.409s 93
15 Nikita Bedrin Van Amersfoort Racing 1m34.181s +0.415s 96
16 Piotr Wisnicki Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.183s +0.417s 75
17 Nicolas Baptiste Cram Motorsport 1m34.227s +0.461s 130
18 Kirill Smal Prema 1m34.250s +0.484s 90
19 Maya Weug Iron Lynx 1m34.275s +0.509s 105
20 Vlad Lomko US Racing 1m34.287s +0.521s 137
21 Conrad Laursen Prema 1m34.339s +0.573s 94
22 Rafael Camara Cram Motorsport 1m34.344s +0.578s 89
23 Hamda Al Qubaisi Prema 1m34.374s +0.608s 95
24 Leonardo Bizzotto BVM Racing 1m34.468s +0.702s 106
25 Samir Ben Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.472s +0.706s 101
26 Eron Rexhepi BVM Racing 1m34.477s +0.711s 101
27 Levente Revesz AKM Motorsport 1m34.529s +0.763s 96
28 Jorge Garciarce Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.621s +0.855s 84
29 Pietro Armanni Iron Lynx 1m34.671s +0.905s 106
30 Pedro Perino DR Formula 1m35.306s +1.540s 95
31 Georgios Markogiannis Cram Motorsport 1m35.372s +1.606s 122
32 Vittori Catino Cram Motorsport 1m35.596s +1.830s 103