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Pasma posts best lap in Asian F3’s pre-event Dubai test

by Elliot Wood

Photo: F3 Asian Championship

Evans GP driver Patrik Pasma set the pace in Asian Formula 3’s pre-event test at Dubai Autodrome.

The Finn sat at the top of the times for much of the delayed morning session, before Hitech GP’s Ayumu Iwasa set a 1m55.852s lap with 10 minutes to go of the one-hour session.

Neither driver could improve on their laptimes after that point, leaving Red Bull junior Iwasa ahead by 0.320 seconds.

Pinnacle Motorsport’s points leader Pierre-Louis Chover was a further 0.046s back in third, and it was the same trio of drivers who were the ones to beat in the afternoon session on the circuit’s Grand Prix layout.

It was Chovet who sat at the top of the times for the first half of the session, with Evans GP’s Alex Connor in second place. The British teenager is currently only testing with the team this weekend, but could join the grid to race in next week’s Abu Dhabi season finale.

Pasma and Iwasa then shuffled into the top two positions with 10 minutes to go, and this time Pasma came out on top to set the fastest lap of the day.

While Iwasa didn’t improve on his morning benchmark, he still remained second overall and just 0.056s off Pasma.

Mumbai Falcons’ Jehan Daruvala jumped up to third with his penultimate lap, with Chovet fourth and Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema’s David Vidales impressing in fifth after only going 17th fastest in the morning.

Hitech duo Roman Stanek and Roy Nissany were sixth and seventh, with Cem Bolukbasi (BlackArts Racing), Guanyu Zhou (Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema) and Kush Maini (Mumbai Falcons) rounding out the top 10.

Connor ended up going no faster than in the morning and was 13th fastest.

Test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Patrik Pasma Evans GP 1m55.796s 45
2 Ayumu Iwasa Hitech GP 1m55.852s +0.056s 45
3 Jehan Daruvala Mumbai Falcons 1m56.035s +0.239s 43
4 Pierre-Louis Chovet Pinnacle Motorsport 1m56.068s +0.272s 34
5 David Vidales Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema 1m56.144s +0.348s 32
6 Roman Stanek Hitech GP 1m56.246s +0.450s 40
7 Roy Nissany Hitech GP 1m56.281s +0.485s 42
8 Cem Bolukbasi BlackArts Racing 1m56.329s +0.533s 46
9 Guanyu Zhou Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema 1m56.366s +0.570s 34
10 Kush Maini Mumbai Falcons 1m56.397s +0.601s 41
11 Reece Ushijima Hitech GP 1m56.663s +0.867s 44
12 Roberto Faria Motorscape 1m56.683s +0.887s 42
13 Alex Connor Evans GP 1m56.693s +0.897s 43
14 Alexandre Bardinon Pinnacle Motorsport 1m56.849s +1.053s 41
15 Nicola Marinangeli Motorscape 1m56.967s +1.171s 44
16 Alessio Deledda Pinnacle Motorsport 1m57.096s +1.300s 38
17 Lorenzo Fluxa BlackArts Racing 1m57.166s +1.370s 45
18 Rafael Villagomez BlackArts Racing 1m57.553s +1.757s 44
19 Amna Al Qubaisi Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema 1m57.991s +2.195s 45
20 Khaled Al Qubaisi Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema 1m58.552s +2.756s 39
21 Irina Sidorkova Evans GP 1m58.732s +2.936s 46