Koiranen’s Stefan Riener and Tech 1’s Anthoine Hubert shared the spoils in Friday practice for the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps opener at Imola.
Riener led much of the first session but was passed by Hubert in the closing minutes, only to retake the spot from the Frenchman.
Jack Aitken and Philip Hamprecht, both also racing for Koiranen, were some way off in third and fourth, with Vasily Romanov taking fifth.
Denis Bulatov marked his official FR2.0 debut session with sixth, his fellow rookie teammate Andrea Russo taking ninth as the duo were split by Martin Kodric and Jake Hughes. Cram’s Matteo Ferrer rounded out the top ten.
A late flyer from Hubert in the afternoon session allowed him to clear Tech 1 teammate Romanov and top the session.
Aitken was third again, with Ferrer in fourth just hundredths ahead of Fortec drivers Ben Barnicoat and Kodric.
A puncture resigned Hughes to seventh, with Amaury Richard, Matevos Isaakyan and Hamprecht rounding out the top ten.
Combined session results
|1||Stefan Riener||Koiranen GP||1:41.994||1:42.860|
|2||Anthoine Hubert||Tech 1 Racing||1:42.037||1:42.242|
|3||Vasily Romanov||Cram Motorsport||1:42.800||1:42.310|
|4||Jack Aitken||Koiranen GP||1:42.322||1:42.391|
|5||Matteo Ferrer||Cram Motorsport||1:43.025||1:42.441|
|6||Ben Barnicoat||Fortec Motorsport||1:43.155||1:42.450|
|7||Martin Kodric||Fortec Motorsport||1:42.943||1:42.473|
|8||Jake Hughes||Koiranen GP||1:42.984||1:42.516|
|9||Amaury Richard||Arta Engineering||1:44.178||1:42.529|
|10||Matevos Isaakyan||JD Motorsport||1:43.164||1:42.585|
|11||Philip Hamprecht||Koiranen GP||1:42.733||1:42.628|
|12||Simon Gachet||Tech 1 Racing||1:43.059||1:42.801|
|13||Thiago Vivacqua||JD Motorsport||1:43.693||1:42.883|
|14||Danyil Pronenko||BVM Racing||1:43.132||1:42.894|
|15||Denis Bulatov||GSK Grand Prix||1:42.921||1:43.002|
|16||Andrea Russo||GSK Grand Prix||1:42.994||1:43.844|
|17||Hugo de Sadeleer||Tech 1 Racing||1:43.041||1:43.023|
|18||Daniele Cazzaniga||GSK Grand Prix||1:43.104||1:43.215|
|19||Henrique Baptista||Koiranen GP||1:44.314||1:43.119|
|20||James Allen||Arta Engineering||1:43.980||1:43.153|
|21||TJ Fischer||Cram Motorsport||1:43.820||1:44.111|
Personal best time in bold
Best time of session in italics