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Nazim Azman ends pre-event British F3 test at Donington Park on top

by Elliot Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Carlin duo Nazim Azman and Kaylen Frederick upped the pace on the second day of BRDC British Formula 3’s pre-event test on Donington Park’s Grand Prix layout.

Kush Maini, who separates the pair in the end-of-test times, started Friday’s running as the fastest driver and topped the opening session of the day by over a quarter of a second. That session was interrupted by a late red flag, caused by series newcomers Frank Bird and Alex Fore.

Bird’s Fortec Motorsports-run car came to a stop at Craner Curves, while Chris Dittmann Racing’s debutant Alex Fores spun at Coppice.

Hitech GP driver Maini was again fastest in the second session, this time by just 0.005s over Frederick.

Carlin had the better pace going into the afternoon, with Frederick topping session three and then Azman waiting until the final minute of the last session before putting in the fastest lap of the test.

Maini and Frederick were second and third fastest of the day courtesy of their session two efforts, while Douglas Motorsport’s Ulysse De Pauw, Hitech’s Reece Ushijima and Lanan Racing’s Bart Horsten made it into the top six in the combined classification with their personal bests from the end of the day.

Bird was 16th fastest out of 18 but only 0.861s off Azman’s benchmark, and is evaluating whether to race in the series. F3 Cup leader Fores, who will race in British F3 at Donington as a one-off, was 1.466s slower than the benchmark pace.

 

Test day two results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Nazim Azman Carlin 1m24.766s 71
2 Kush Maini Hitech GP 1m24.804s +0.038s 55
3 Kaylen Frederick Carlin 1m24.809s +0.043s 67
4 Ulysse De Pauw Douglas Motorsport 1m25.086s +0.320s 59
5 Reece Ushijima Hitech GP 1m25.099s +0.333s 57
6 Bart Horsten Lanan Racing 1m25.142s +0.376s 66
7 Oliver Clarke Hillspeed 1m25.162s +0.396s 70
8 Manaf Hijjawi Douglas Motorsport 1m25.208s +0.442s 64
9 Louis Foster Double R Racing 1m25.240s +0.474s 64
10 Joshua Mason Lanan Racing 1m25.293s +0.527s 67
11 Kiern Jewiss Douglas Motorsport 1m25.303s +0.537s 69
12 Benjamin Pedersen Double R Racing 1m25.310s +0.544s 66
13 Piers Prior Lanan Racing 1m25.310s +0.544s 65
14 Sasakorn Chaimongkol Hillspeed 1m25.421s +0.655s 65
15 Roberto Faria Fortec Motorsports 1m25.474s +0.708s 68
16 Frank Bird Fortec Motorsports 1m25.627s +0.861s 68
17 Josh Skelton Chris Dittmann Racing 1m25.764s +0.998s 52
18 Alex Fores Chris Dittmann Racing 1m26.232s +1.466s 60