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Pasma tops FREC free practice in mixed conditions at Monza

by Elliot Wood

Photo: ACI Sport

Patrik Pasma topped both Formula Regional European Championship free practice sessions at Monza on a day of mixed weather.

Rain hit Monza in abundance in the early morning, meaning free practice one took place on a fully wet track and with laptimes some 20 seconds slower than they would usually be.

KIC Motorsport driver Pasma was a third of a second quicker than Prema’s points leader Arthur Leclerc in that session, with Leclerc’s team-mate and main title rival Gianluca Petecof the only other driver within a second of the pace.

It was a mixed session for KIC, as Konsta Lappalainen did not make it onto track and the returning Nico Gohler only set two flying laps.

Pasma was quick in the drier conditions of FP2, and sat at the top of the times for much of its duration.

This time it was Van Amersfoort Racing’s Pierre-Louis Chovet and Alessandro Famularo who presented his sternest challenge, with both within a quarter of a second of his benchmark 1m46.470s lap.

Oliver Rasmussen was the fastest of the Prema drivers in fourth, just ahead of Petecof and Leclerc, while Jamie Chadwich was a further half-second back in seventh.

Lappalainen beat Gillian Henrion to eighth place, while Gohler rounded out the top 10.

Free practice results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Patrik Pasma KIC Motorsport 1m46.470s 32
2 Pierre-Louis Chovet Van Amersfoort Racing 1m46.642s +0.172s 33
3 Alessandro Famularo Van Amersfoort Racing 1m46.718s +0.248s 34
4 Oliver Rasmussen Prema 1m46.831s +0.361s 31
5 Gianluca Petecof Prema 1m46.909s +0.439s 31
6 Arthur Leclerc Prema 1m46.985s +0.515s 30
7 Jamie Chadwick Prema 1m47.393s +0.923s 32
8 Konsta Lappalainen KIC Motorsport 1m47.595s +1.125s 16
9 Gillian Henrion Gillian Track Events 1m48.097s +1.627s 34
10 Nico Gohler KIC Motorsport 1m48.199s +1.649s 16
11 Emidio Pesce DR Formula by RP Motorsport 1m48.297s +1.827s 30
12 Andrea Cola Monolite Racing 1m48.448s +1.978s 32