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Noda tests Euroformula car as Mygale F4 cars join Misano track action

by Ida Wood

Photo: F2000 Italian Trophy

Juju Noda was fastest in the latest Kateyama-organised single-seater test at Misano, as she continues running in a Euroformula car.

The former W Series racer has tested multiple times this year in a Dallara 320 which her father Hideki’s Noda Racing team has bought. Last year the team ran Noda in a Formula Regional car in various series alongside her W Series campaign.

There were two other Euroformula cars at the Misano test, which took place over Wednesday and Thursday this week.

It was Paolo Brajnik who set the pace on Wednesday morning, setting a 1m29.120s lap to go 0.305 seconds faster than Noda, who completed more laps than anyone else. G Motorsport’s Francesco Galli was 2.052s off the pace in the third of the Euroformula cars, and BVM Racing’s Alfio Spina was the top Formula 4 driver in fourth place with a 1m36.552s lap.

Spina was in one of the second-generation Tatuus cars, and his closest rival Romain Andriolo – who was 0.776s slower – was in one of the second-generation Mygale chassis used in the French F4 championship.

Next up on the timesheet were Edgar Pierre, run by Alpine junior Victor Martins’ Victory Lane team, and Enzo Richer in a Formula Regional car.

Noda lowered the pace to 1m28.761s in the afternoon, heading Brajnik by 0.111s, and Spina led AKM Motorport’s Davide Larini in the F4 classification.

The next day began with Noda going even faster, setting a 1m28.324s to head Galli by 0.982s. This time Winfield Racing School’s Andriolo outpaced Spina to be the fastest F4 driver, and Richer switched to a Mygale F4 car.

BVM’s Andrea Frassinetti was absent, and Ukrainian racer Yaroslav Veselaho joined the action as he prepares for his rookie Fench F4 season.

Galli was on top in the final session, and was the only Euroformula car on track, with Andriolo second fastest overall.

There were four first-generation F4 cars in the test. Three of them were Tatuus chassis, while Karel Schulz drove one of the Mygale cars previously used in British F4.

Test results
Pos Driver Team Class Time Gaps Laps
1 Juju Noda Noda Racing EFO 1m28.324s 157
2 Paolo Brajnik P.F.M EFO 1m28.872s +0.548s 90
3 Francesco Galli G Motorsport EFO 1m29.296s +0.972s 91
4 Romain Andriolo Winfield F4 Gen2 1m35.793s +7.469s 125
5 Alfio Spina BVM Racing F4 Gen2 1m36.016s +7.692s 170
6 Davide Larini AKM Motorsport F4 Gen2 1m36.262s +7.938s 200
7 Giacomo Pedrini Newman Motorsport F4 Gen1 1m36.432s +8.108s 232
8 Tina Hausmann AKM Motorsport F4 Gen2 1m36.447s +8.123s 167
9 Edgar Pierre Victory Lane F4 Gen2 1m36.550s +8.226s 185
10 Andrea Frassinetti BVM Racing F4 Gen2 1m36.771s +8.447s 94
11 Luca Viisoreanu Real Racing Team F4 Gen1 1m36.797s +8.473s 164
12 Leonardo Megna BVM Racing F4 Gen2 1m36.839s +8.515s 196
13 Enzo Richer Formula Motorsport F4 Gen2 1m36.913s +8.589s 60
14 Enzo Richer Formula Motorsport FRegional 1m37.126s +8.802s 65
15 Garrett Berry Winfield F4 Gen2 1m37.268s +8.944s 160
16 Edouard Borgna Formula Motorsport F4 Gen2 1m37.275s +8.951s 156
17 Adrien Closmenil Winfield F4 Gen2 1m37.282s +8.958s 126
18 Serge Heriau Formula Motorsport FRegional 1m37.597s +9.273s 102
19 Yaroslav Veselaho Winfield F4 Gen2 1m38.871s +10.547s 72
20 Carrie Schreiner BWR Motorsports F4 Gen2 1m38.911s +10.587s 150
21 Andrea Maurizio Gilardoni CDM Racing Service F4 Gen1 1m39.753s +11.429s 143
22 Karel Schulz Winfield F4 Gen1 1m42.686s +14.362s 137