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.
|1||Juju Noda||Noda Racing||EFO||1m28.324s||157|
|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|